52 Tiny Changes Archive
Change is so huge, so big, so time-consuming. It is much
easier to keep the status quo.
Does it have to be that way? How about if we change just
a little at a time? We are not remaking your whole life
at once. If you do one tiny change a week, by the end of
the year you will have a better, more vibrant life. Another
positive is with small changes, you have a much better chance
at keeping your new habits.
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Tiny Change #4 : Organize
your junk drawer
You know your scissors are here somewhere.
They are just difficult to find in the jumble of old batteries,
electrical thing-a-ma-jigs, receipts, and other junk. We waste
a lot of time looking through our junk drawers. It's time
to take that time back-let's organize that junk drawer! Trust
me, it will take less minutes than you think.
1. Measure your drawer so you know what
size drawer organizer will fit.
2. Buy a drawer organizer.This
is my junk drawer organizer. I love it! I can find things
so fast because of the labeled compartments. Here are a
more if you have a different size drawer.
3. Once you get your organizer, dump out
everything from your junk drawer onto a table.
4. Wash out the drawer, so it will be dry
by the time you put things back into it.
5. Now it's time to sort. Put all your rubber
bands in a pile, then scissors, pencils, gadgets, etc. If
you get an organizer with labels you can use those label
names for sorting piles. Pitch anything that looks broken
or things you no longer need. Be ruthless. You don't need
6. Place your drawer organizer into your
7. Put each pile into its section of the
drawer organizer. If you have a pile without a labeled compartment,
you can swap it with a compartment you don't need. Since
I have young kids I don't put matches in that compartment.
I re-labeled it for toothpicks.
8. Close up your drawer, wash off the table
and drink a cup of hot cocoa. You did great!
is junk stealing from your life?
you can do this on your own? E-coaching
can help you with that.
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