Saturday, October 24, 2009
a little goes a long way
See that spot on the counter? Yes, that one. That's the whole point. You can see it. The counter, that is.
This is a spot in our kitchen which is convenient for many things. Not all of which belong there. I prefer it for cooking. It isn't always available for that though as it tends to serve as the catch all.
Mail. It goes there.
Notes from school. They go there.
Homework. It's there too.
Receipts, magazines, etc. You get the idea.
As of late it would require 30 minutes of my time on a weekend. The sorting, the filing. It was a real source of frustration.
I got it cleared off last weekend and told myself it would stay that way all week. It did!
I spent just a couple of minutes each night doing the necessary sorting and filing of the day's pile. It was so much easier to keep up with it than to let it accumulate for 5 or 6 days and then do it.
It may seem like a small thing but to me it was big. Keeping that one small area clean made a huge difference in my life. A little extra effort each day provided me with a big payoff.
Now I'm wondering what other areas in my home or life could benefit from that same strategy ~ a little extra effort goes a long way.