Ha! Got your attention. This is a “G” rated blog.
Now lets deal with your stacks.
In many houses there are stacks of stuff that accumulate in certain areas.
Do you have stacks of stuff on the dining table? Do you have to unearth your washer to do the laundry? You know there is a desk under there but you haven’t seen the top of it since you don’t know when?
You are not alone. To solve this problem we have to determine what is the root cause of the problem.
The why, Where and What if?
- Where do your stacks start?
- Why does that particular spot that attract stacks of stuff?
- What if we changed that spot by making it easy to put stuff away or out of sight?
Let’s look at why things stack up where they do.
We had a problem at one house because the kitchen was connected to the garage and the kitchen table was right there. That table was our where as it was Perfect landing spot for mail, jackets, keys and work stuff..
Why did that happen? Because it was the first flat surface when we walked thru the door everyday. ARGH!!
Our what if was solved by placing an antique dresser with lots of drawers in the kitchen area. We had a drawer for mail. A drawer for work papers and folders, one was perfect for keys and Mr. Man’s wallet. We added a charger station in one and that is where all the electronics went. Our stacks when in a drawer and were out of sight but easy to access every morning. It was perfect and we still had drawers for kitchen linens.
Also, in our office we strategically placed a trashcan and a shredder. I always knew where the mail was and when I was ready to deal with it. I pulled it mail out of the dresser drawer and dealt with it. Sensitive stuff was shredded immediately; trash and junk mail was easy to dispose of. We added file folders so that when those things came in we needed to keep there was a place to file them away immediately. By having a folder ready I had no excuse not to file it. I kept supplies in the file drawer so when I needed to add a folder it was easy.
The secret to not having piles around is to find out why they happen. Then fix it. Make it easy to deal with those piles and they will not stack up on you.
Were are your Stacks and Why do thing stack up there?
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