The above photo is from a friend of mine, who shall remain nameless. I received her permission to use it because it is a perfect example of a concept I want to write about today……the next step.
Look around your house today and see how much less cluttered your home would be if you had just taken 1-5 minutes to complete the next step or steps. The mail would be in it’s place. The dishes would be put away. The clothes would be in the hamper instead of on the floor. The coat would be hung in the closet instead of draped over a chair. The trash would be in the trash can and yes, the new roll of toilet paper would be on the holder. Just being aware and taking those few extra minutes, to complete a task, can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your home.
I know, we are all in a hurry, at times, but many times we are simply not really paying attention. We carelessly lay something on a counter, fully expecting to get back to it very soon and then suddenly a lot of those things carelessly laying around accumulate and the job becomes overwhelming instead of feeling manageable. It is not going to take you any more or any less time to complete the task, so why not just go ahead and take the next steps.
In the long run it will save you time, added steps and toilet paper will be on the roll when you need it!