Organizing | Zones

Organizing | Zones

Many people intuitively create "coffee zones" in their kitchen, with coffee makers, mugs, tea, and any accessories all in the same area.

Many people intuitively create "coffee zones" in their kitchen, with coffee makers, mugs, tea, and any accessories all in the same area.

Julie Morgenstern suggests organizing nearly every space, using what she calls the "kindergarten method." The organizational expert claims: "Walk into any kindergarten classroom in the world, and you will behold the perfect model of organization." This comes down to dividing a space into different activity zones so that its easy to focus on one activity at a time, storing items where you are using them, and making sure every item has a defined home. To me, the most important takeaway here is storing items where you use them. One of the technical errors Morgenstern lists is having inconvenient storage. This could not be more true in my life. If anything has to go in a certain inconvenient closet or the attic or the garage, it may as well never get put away.

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