Across from the island there is a walk way then a wall and on that wall I have my fridge and my bakers stand.
So I have made this area into my "Launch Pad" where my lists, cards and mail, bills to pay and so on are organised. Now I have to implement it and not allow the bench to be the spot!
I think most of us have places that are clutter magnets. FlyLady calls them hot spots. I love FlyLady she makes it part of your daily routine to put out the fires in your hot spots. She is smart. If you are in a mess, let FlyLady help. It works.
Yesterday I finished this little make over to cure my problem, hopefully!
I have a box for receipts, boxes for vitamins to sit in, a place for pens, and plenty of spots for the things of daily life.
The side of the fridge has emergency contact numbers, a pocket for bills to pay, birthday cards for the next birthdays, appointments and my shopping list.
I love the magnetic pocket. Thats Martha Stewart from Officeworks. I thought this is pretty handy!
Now I know I can do all this and not change the habit of sitting stuff on the bench! So this week I will be trying to re train myself!
This spot is not my only magnetic area either. I am trying to come up with solutions for the others. But this is progress. Last year I did a lot of organising, mostly following A Bowl Full of Lemons Blog. I conquered heaps! It was wonderful. But this year I have more to go and this is a start.
Whatever it is though that bugs you, creating a solution is just wonderful. It's like a wardrobe clean out when suddenly you have ten new out fits just from re arranging and re thinking. Or the dining room table looking beautiful and set for a meal instead of covered with sewing! Next time we see them our hearts leap from joy and relief!