Organizing isn’t just about pretty drawers and clean desks. It’s also about function. If something in your space frustrates you, it needs to be fixed. Here are some examples from my home:
Our laundry room is in the basement and it was a pain to try to open the door at the bottom of the steps while carrying an overflowing laundry basket. So we switched out the door knob for a lever so we could open the door with our elbows.
We keep the cleaning supplies in the garage, along with the snakes! We can’t seem to keep the snakes out so we got a small shelving unit from Wal-mart and put the cleaning supplies on one of the upper shelves. It’s much more organized and the cleaning caddy isn’t so convenient for the snakes.
When we remodeled our kitchen a couple of years ago, the cabinet door by the baking supplies blocked the light and was in the way. So we changed the hinges on the door so it opened wider and didn’t block the light.
The light switch for the exterior motion sensor light is on the same switch plate as the garage light. We could never remember which was which so we kept turning off the motion sensor light. We solved that problem by putting a piece of tape over the motion sensor switch.
Life is filled with one frustration after another so don’t live with frustrations you don’t have to. Is there something in your house that isn’t working right? What can you do to fix it?
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