Organizing Tip #19: Prime Locations

When we bring a new plant into our homes, we have to consider where is the best place for it to thrive. Does it need a lot of sunshine or just a little? In order for the plant to grow and flourish, all these factors play a part.

The same is true for our other possessions. The things we care about and use often should be in places where they serve us well and are convenient. These items get a prime location.

Unpacking, downsizing, and getting organized were recent areas of focus for me since we just moved into a new place. I have kept the concept of "prime location" in my mind while I am deciding where to put my things.

When we have a lot of space and a large house, it doesn't really matter as much where the blender is stored; however, if you have a limited amount of cabinet space, the location of the blender becomes more challenging. These decisions affect our day-to-day lifestyle. By the way, I use my blender frequently so for me, it matters!

My kitchen is smaller than it was before so I used the idea of prime locations to help me decide what goes where.

Everything I use daily, gets the prime locations. The things that I rarely use, were placed in the hard-to-reach places and the rest went somewhere in the middle.

Sounds confusing? Actually, it was really easy and helped me unpack my kitchen in a few hours.

Take notice of when you feel frustrated that you have to jump over fiery hoops to get something you want. If you have been living in your home for awhile and find yourself digging out that slow cooker all the time, maybe it needs a more convenient spot in your cabinet. 

By putting your "daily use" items in a prime location, you find your kitchen easier to use. Your joy of cooking will return! 

This principle works for all rooms in your home. My workspace was rearranged as well as my bathroom. It is just a little thing to keep in mind when you are organizing, but very helpful!

Featured photo by Lesly Juarez on Unsplash.