My 2-Foot Rule for Today

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA

John Henry recently blogged about the 2-Foot Rule.  As he writes, "the idea is simply you tackle 2 feet at a time" when you are faced with a mountain of work to do.  Start with a small, two-foot section to get it done.  It makes the task more manageable and helps crush procrastination!


This probably should have been turned into an ActiveRain Contest.  Hint, hint. 


Today, I thought I would put this 2-foot rule into practice.


I have this pantry that makes me nuts, and every time I open the door to look for something, I get irritated.  I have a mess of cookbooks at the bottom and duplicate spices and bottles of other mysterious stuff hiding in the back. 



I have put off trying to organize my pantry because there are three other sections like this.  For today, I tacked just one section.  It was my two-feet of work to accomplish today.


Here's my before:






















And here is my after:



As John writes, he says accomplishing the 2-foot section can be contagious, and he is right.  I actually reorganized and cleaned out the other pantry sections, too!


So now that I have my pantry in order, maybe I can be motivated to bake some cookies and do some pop-by's to my clients!





Posted by


Francine Viola, Realtor
In Tune with your Real Estate Needs


Serving Buyers and Sellers in Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey and Thurston County, WA

Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc.  |  Olympia, WA


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Comments (2)

Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good evening 

Thank you for sharing your information with us 

Have a great day.


Dec 03, 2018 08:07 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Francine Viola - a big congratulations to you. This may not seem like a big deal but it is. I have been slowly re-organizing also and I can feel a different energy in those areas. 

Dec 04, 2018 05:14 AM