Did you make any New Year Resolutions? Not everybody likes them, I do but I never set something so big that I’m sure to fail. This year I have two – i) use less plastic ii) play outside more! I could have chosen to lose weight or get fit, but I know I won’t do either of those, it’s just not in my DNA, but working outside in the garden will help me get fitter and I will feel better for it.
If one of your goals is to bring order to the chaos of your kitchen, then try setting yourself mini-goals – baby steps to achieving what you want. For example, choose an area that annoys you (that kitchen drawer – we all have one!). Give yourself five minutes to look in the drawer and assess why it annoys you – is it too full, is it broken, is it stiff to close, whatever it might be…Now, if you feel that you can fix the problem straight away then do so. If not, shut the drawer and think about a solution – does it need to be repaired, do you need to sort through the items and redistribute or dispose, is it full of things you can’t bring yourself to throw out, etc… All these issues can easily be resolved, all you need is to set yourself some “action” time. This is a period of time when you are actually going to take action to resolve the issue. So it might be half an hour to sort through the items, or ten minutes to make a repair…whatever length of time you need but make sure you allow yourself enough time to finish the task.
OK, so you’ve sorted through a drawer, you haven’t re-purposed the kitchen but you’ve taken a step in the right direction. Baby-steps help us achieve the bigger goals we set ourselves and by this time next year, not only will you have a wonderfully organised kitchen, but the earth will have less plastic in it.
PS: Don’t forget during January, buy one hour get one free. Total Order Pro – taking care of clutter.