So, how does a perfectly clean kitchen counter turn into something that should be featured on the show about hoarders? The answer: one bit at a time. One decision to lay down an item on a clean, flat surface rather than take the extra fifteen seconds to put it where it belongs multiplied by 1347 times per day. We are all guilty of this in our house. And, why does it seem to happen in 5 seconds?
The counter area leading into our kitchen is a magnet for clutter. I have to work really hard at getting it to stay clutter free. Sadly, I often give up after several days of reminding everyone to remove their items from said surface. So, it piles up to levels of critical mass and I go crazy, not sure exactly where to begin in the purging process.
He desires that "everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way." I can't think of a better reason than that to try harder to keep this area clean and clutter free. Other than, every time I get serious about de-cluttering I won't have to hear the question, "Who's coming over?" I know what's on my Saturday to do list. What areas of clutter do you need to take a bite out of this weekend? Need a fork?