I’m a smart gal, but I don’t always think smart.
For example: No matter how much I want to get up early and how much I have to do, in that cozy bed it seems like a really good idea to “just rest” one more minute. Thirty minutes later, I’m feeling pretty dumb.
For example: Not taking 30 seconds to put my reusable bags all the way into the van but leaving them on the bench instead, then picking them all up five times after John spreads them around. Not such a timesaver.
For example: All the things I leave on my counter just so I get around to doing them, which I constantly have to move around just to function in the kitchen. Not so smart.
For example: Tossing items in my extra cabinet space instead of using the space to organize all the things I leave on my counter that need a home. Not a good use of space.
I’m learning, and after Andrea of Simple Organized Living left here yesterday, I had a lot of thoughts. While making lunch (time kept marching on!), I captured some thoughts in this video:
It’s easy to get in a trap of putting things in the same place they have always been even when it’s not necessarily helpful for you. Just by starting to think about why we put things where we do, we can work towards a more organized space.
As you can see from the video, I’m always doing more then one thing at once. So I get not having time to reorganize. It’s important to give ourselves grace in this process and take baby steps towards the long term goal of a more organized kitchen. Remembering you don’t have to do it all at once can be hard but is important.
As I work towards transforming my kitchen I hope that I find in this process having a more organized space gives me more time in the long run. Can you find three things you can change in your kitchen right now? Let us know in the comments what they are! Cleaning up my counters and keeping them organized tops my list!
This is part of the Organizing in October series. Be sure to sign up for a free email subscription or grab my reader feed to watch the kitchen transformation (fingers crossed) and get great tips from Andrea (and me, too, I’m not completely daft) along the way.
Later today I’ll post a kitchen tour and some ideas Andrea shared that I’m putting into practice immediately. Andrea’s tips can work for anyone! We have tips that don’t require you to spend a lot on “organizing” supplies and tips for small spaces.
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