Nest: Day 72
Your counters: yahoo or boohoo?
You’re not cheering. You’re crying. Of course you are. You can never have enough counter space. I didn’t have enough in the little efficiency apartments I rented in with their crumbling linoleum counters and I don’t have enough now in my big fancy house with rivers of granite counters.
Not having sufficient counter space is a law of nature, like gravity or e=mc2 or that a pedicure must smudge the moment you leave the salon and not a second before.
There’s hope, though, if you follow these three rules:
- If you don’t use an item nearly every day, it shouldn’t be out on your counters.
- You should not keep something on your counters simply because you have no other place for it.
- If it is going to stay on your counter, you’d better make certain it looks good.
All easier said than done, I know. Sometimes the toaster stays out because we don’t know where else to put it. Sometimes the rice cooker is parked there because we haven’t adjusted to a recent craving for potatoes. Sometimes the big red mixer stays on the counter because the parrot was biting on it when it was on a lower shelf.
Today, please evaluate every single thing that’s left out. Evaluate for necessity and evaluate for aesthetics. And edit.
As always, if you’re short on time, schedule a counter purge in the future.
Nest Month 3
What to do so far:
In case you missed a day, the reminders below are clickable.
Make your house your sanctuary.
Don’t let The Angel bedevil you.
Evaluate your entry.
Use the entry clearing checklist.
Try feng shui entry cures.
Once clean, don’t reclutter.
Decorate your front porch and entryway.
Try the 7 ways to make your home a sanctuary.
Purge your kitchen cabinets.
Remove everything but essentials from counters.