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Most of us don’t use all of our belongings equally. There will always be things we use more often than others, things we use only seasonally, and/or things that are multiples and are to be used at a later time. I keep this in mind whenever I’m organizing a space. I try as often as possible to place frequently used items in the most accessible and convenient spots, and less frequently used items either up top, down below, in the back, or in some other less accessible place. By separating things out, items that don’t get used often don’t get in the way of allowing quick and easy access to those that do. A few little examples from my own home:
In the kitchen cabinet shown above, we keep on the bottom and middle shelves drinkware we use daily, like glasses, cups and mugs. On the top shelf, which is a little harder to reach, we keep less often used items like wine glasses and goblets.
In my desk drawers, I keep only the items that I find myself reaching for the most when I’m sitting at my desk: my cell phone, pencils, pens, dry erase markers, scissors, post-its, note paper, sticky-tabs, a measuring tape, a USB drive, a calculator, and headphones.
I keep extras and other less frequently used office supplies in a less accessible cabinet drawer that’s located to the right of my desk.
To maintain long-term effectiveness, I ask myself every so often whether what’s most easily accessible is also what’s most used. Sometimes our needs, lifestyles, habits, etc. change, so we have to change our environments accordingly.
Arianna’s blog is just filled with eye candy like the pictures she showed here. I’m certainly inspired to organize my cabinets! Thanks so much to Arianna for guest posting and providing these effective and easy tips – go check her out!
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