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Swimming Upstream

I have observed folks making some pretty odd choices in an effort to gain surface area.  Now don’t get me wrong.  Gaining surface area is a very worthy goal.  In fact, I have often stated that a clear work surface is the MOST valuable tool in getting organized and staying organized, but only if it HELPS with regular processes, NOT interferes with them. Case in point: the kitchen counter.  It’s definitely helpful to keep this surface clear to prepare food, but you can’t deny the need to dry dishes there as well.  So it makes no sense to me when I see people putting their dish rack away and leaving less useful stuff out.  It’s a safe bet that the contents of the cabinets and drawers could use some purging.  This will free up the space you need for the cereal boxes, rarely used spices, rubbermaid containers, and empty bags that tend to clog up the vital counter space.  But leave the dish drainer OUT where you need it everyday. Here’s another one:  the hamper in the closet.  I work […]

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