One of the many things I've been inspired to do through listening to the Happier podcast (at least I think it was from there) is that if a task will take less than two minutes to perform I should just get on and do it. So I have been doing just that, for all manner of things and it's working well. The coffee table is far tidier than usual without having to really do anything, just make changes so small they're barely noticeable.
We found ourselves in TK Maxx the other day (yes, I received that voucher for Christmas again) and we were looking around for things on our list - specifically a water bottle and a lunchbox with compartments when Dan presented me with a utensil holder. It turns out that he has strong negative feelings about the pink one we already had, we bought it when we were selling our old house, the whole jaunty vintage style was popular so we bought a few bits to give the kitchen that look. It worked. But since then we've been living with a pink crock, not really the colour scheme of the kitchen/dining area (I don't know what the scheme is, but it's not that). We didn't buy the new thing as it wouldn't have matched this mythical colour scheme.
When we got home I had a poke around in the pantry and found a pot we used to use for storing tea, but wasn't storing anything other than a dead spider, so now we have a new thing to hold spoons. It's a small home improvement, we didn't buy something I didn't even know we wanted and have put something back into use.
|need to wipe that wall|
Maybe next time I'l put my shoes away.