August 21, 2007
Under The Category:
"I'll Try Anything!"
If you've ever read the book by the Fly Lady then you are familiar with the term "hot spot." What is a "hot spot" you ask? Well, it's a place in one's home where the clutter seems to multiply by leaps and bounds before your very eyes. I'm pretty sure that almost every home has one, or two, or three;o) I know mine sure does! The Fly Lady's theory is you get in the habit of putting your miscellaneous "stuff" in the same place over and over. You know, the "stuff" you don't know what to do with, or the stuff you just don't want to take the time to put in it's proper place. As the "stuff" keeps gathering it seems to draw in other "stuff" almost like a magnet. Before long, you not only have a "hot spot," but you have a raging four alarm fire. Can you relate?
Like I said before, I have several (as in more than a few;o) hot spots in my home and one in particular that really bugged me. Where was it? On my dryer in the laundry room. I promise y'all, there was always so much "stuff" on it that it was cleary starting to resemble Mt. Everest! I am not the only one "guilty" of creating this "hot spot," but I am much too kind to mention any names here ;o) I scratched my head more than once trying to figure out what to do with this situation. It finally dawned on me . . . . . the teacher in me decided I needed to make a sign!! You've heard of no parking, no loitering, no hitchhiking . . . . . well, in our household it is going to be "no cluttering!" Now, before y'all laugh too much, I will tell you that is has been FOUR WHOLE DAYS and nary a sight of any "clutter!" I have to be truthful and say that I have been tempted many times to put the stray bobby pin, found penny, shoelace, and raisin upon the aformentioned "hot spot," but so far have been successful. Oh well, we shall see what day FIVE brings!!
A girl has to try, doesn't she;o)
Tomorrow I will post some pictures of my "clutter free" laundry room that I "spruced" up a bit!