In keeping with the relatively new tradition (begun five minutes ago) of providing you with a Tool for Tuesday, here’s a simple, effective tool to help you make this your best chapter.
It’s a little thing that is really a big thing.
First, the history: With six kids, when we invited one guest – just one! – we had nine (9!) people around the dinner table. Clean-up got overwhelming. The kitchen was tornado-ville. I’d look around and not know where to begin. So I decided that no matter what, when I started to clean, I’d always start from the left corner of the kitchen and work my way around.
So simple yet ground-breaking! And that kept me focused and happy. It gave me a routine. (So important!) I could put on the music (another tool coming up next) and get the work done.
Always start cleaning from the exact same corner. This provides, as Stuart, from thechangeyourlife blog pointed out, a formula. It works like a — well, magic formula. You avoid indecision. You save time wondering where to begin. And you get efficient at doing your task. Then you’re following a template, an easy routine.
What do you think? Let me know if this works for you. And you can use it in any room of the house by the way. Even the garage.
Readers, you’re welcomed — encouraged, even — to send in a photo of the corner you’ve chosen as your starting point!