June 27, 2011
Everyone has a defined amount of space, even the Queen of England. To use your space, time, and money wisely, put a tape measure to good use before you shop.
Before heading out to the store to purchase a tool to help you organize your things, (which I HIGHLY recommend) such as dividers for a silverware drawer, storage tote for children’s toys, a computer desk, storage drawers for nuts and bolts, a work bench for the garage etc., measure the space that will occupy the tool.
Here’s why. Incorrect guessing the size you need when at the store could easily waste your time because you might need to return the tool if you guessed incorrectly. If you purchase too small a tool, you could be wasting usable space and if you purchase too large a tool, obviously it won’t fit into your defined space (more about defined spaces later). AND, if you choose to NOT return the incorrectly sized tool, you’ve just added clutter to your existence and you paid good money to do it. WOW!
Don’t fall into a clutter trap…measure first, THEN shop.
All content Copyright Barbara Nichols 2011