This is way more pedestrian than you think.
Another lovely “why didn’t I think of this before?” Post. Keep your cool amidst life’s challenges: to quote Maya Angelou: “every storm … runs out of rain.”
I thought our tool drawer worked fine but I’ve realised it’s actually split across 2 drawers in two different rooms - so time to consolidate & prioritise. Thank you!
And life sounds very stressful so do put yourself first ❤️
Great advice that I really needed right now, as I am taking on the long overdue decluttering and reorganising of my storage shed, which is like my basement and attic rolled into one, and which I can only reach via my neighbours back yard. (My building is old and bizarrely constructed). I rely heavily on this storage space but it is also a pain in the ass due to its location - I’m going to try to be extra mindful of putting low priority stuff in there!
Also, update whenever you can and don’t worry about frequency. Quality above quantity, right?
Ivar is awesome! And yes to priority seating for most-accessed items. I especially appreciate the partner caveat. I love to come up with systems, and my husband will agree with them in principle--but practice is a whole 'nuther thing. We have to find systems that really work for how we live and who we live with.
I know your teacher strike pain. In 2005 my kids were in the Oregon Trail district when they went on what became the second-longest teacher strike in Oregon history. It was rough! Looks like some movement is finally happening. Crossing my fingers for all involved.
Such a simple, easy to implement idea.
Lol, Who can even keep up with an organizing idea every week? Me! I can! But take your time! So sorry to hear about your teachers on strike- hopefully it results in positive change as annoying as it is now.
As for high priority, low priority- yes! The "junk" drawer is easily the most important drawer in the house. I've taken to storing anything I don't use at least once a week in our cumbersome basement to experiment with what I can get away with living without. It's an interesting way to consider what's important.