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!