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Part 1: Organize Small To Profit BIG - The Messy Drawer

By Cynthia Fooshe

Think of a bathroom drawer measuring only 17 inches by 18 inches by 4 inches deep and packed haphazardly full of stuff... IMPORTANT every day stuff! Your toothpaste, scissors, nail clippers, tweezers, nail files, contact lenses, toothpicks, eye creams, face creams, hand creams, makeup, makeup remover, keys (to doors and locks unknown), face powder, floss, hair clips, Q-tips, rubber bands, band-aids, aspirin and the list goes on.

Have you ever thought how much all that stuff costs?

The price of gas may exceed $4.00 per gallon in the near future. You can’t do anything about that.

However, you can stop wasting time, energy and money with a drawer that you open and close AT LEAST twice a day that looks like this …

This one drawer is probably opened more often than any other drawer in a home by someone who at sometime purchased every single one of the hundreds of things packed into the small space. It’s likely the first drawer that’s opened several times in the morning to get ready for the day, and the last drawer that’s closed before retiring to bed. AND, it’s likely the drawer that more things, including expensive things, are purchased for than any other drawer in your home!

Can you imagine … do you KNOW how much precious time, energy and money the drawer’s owner wastes due to the chaos in this small space?

Time and energy are wasted because every time something is needed NOW, the rummage begins. Things end up on the floor and on the counter and when and IF that something is finally found, time is then wasted scooping items off the floor and shoveling items off the counter back into the drawer until the next rummage begins.

Money is wasted because the drawer’s owner is forever buying things she THINKS she doesn’t have. How would she know?

For example, think of the time and money wasted when a critical item is urgently needed and cannot be found. Much negative emotional energy can be expended, too, looking for the special hairbrush that was used last night, but is nowhere to be found in the morning. Another trip to the drug store after a long, frustrating, fruitless search.

So, let’s get that small space organized and profit BIG!


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