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Okay let me tell you a little story about my messy lazy susan. This one to be exact:
The bottom not so bad, the top barely balancing there. Something always ended up dropping in behind yet I did nothing about this problem for weeks. Why? Because I couldn’t think of a good solution to solve the problem.
Yet doing nothing about the problem solves nothing.
Every time I opened the cupboard I would think about it and think about it some more but that sure didn’t get me very far.
In order for change to happen you have to take action.
The only way to do that is just to begin. So as always I began by pulling everything out onto the counter first.
Before putting everything back in though I played with a few configurations before settling on one. This wasn’t nearly as daunting empty as it was looking at it with everything jammed in. I decided I liked the idea of switching things around a little.
An empty space opens your mind to a variety of possibilities. Sometimes it’s hard to see past the clutter.
Do you know the whole process took me less than 20 minutes. 20 minutes! Weeks of aggravation that was solved in 20 minutes.
Lesson: Don’t just think about it, do it!
I hear it all the time from readers…”I was surprised how little time it actually took”. They’ll say to me “I put it off thinking it was going to take forever and was so happy when it took no time at all”.
This week’s challenge is to pick a small space in your house, an area you’ve been avoiding because you either think it will take to long or that you are stumped with what to do with it, and get it organized.
Are you up for the challenge? Come back and leave me a comment when you finish. Tell me about your space, what you did and how long it took.
Starting now, go! :)
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