Monday, December 4, 2023

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

We turned our spare room into a walk-in closet room this week.  It may sound like a dumb waste of a bedroom, but we didn’t use the space before.  Though we’re good about donating clothes and decluttering, our closets were stuffed and inefficient.  We found ourselves rotating the same clothes and shoes out simply because they were on the tops of our drawers and the easiest to reach.  Perfectly good things were forgotten about daily because they weren’t directly visible.  If it wasn’t in front of us and easily accessible, we weren’t using it.  Efficiency needed to be prioritized.

They weren’t kidding when they said “out of sight, out of mind.”  I already feel like I have a whole new wardrobe even though I didn’t buy a thing, and I’m actually excited to get dressed in the morning.  It got me thinking about what other areas of life could benefit from efficiency.

If you have a goal of eating healthier, maybe take stock of your fridge and pantry.  Which foods are the easiest to grab?  If you’re trying to stay on top of deadlines, do you have the proper planner and calendar?  If you’re trying to be more productive at work, is your workspace set up in the most efficient way possible?  Is your desk a place you enjoy sitting down at each day?

If it isn’t right in front of you and easy to use, you won’t.  Set yourself up for success!