My first little thing was to sort through hidden collections of paper. Since I had already cleaned my study space as part of my big project, I looked around the apartment for other areas where papers congregate and cleared those out. They were: our bulletin board by the front door, my handbag, our bookshelves, and the refrigerator. It's amazing the sense of satisfaction that just cleaning out a small pile of paper can bring you.
My second little job — I tidied the cords behind the television. They are visible from the side as you enter our bedroom. All I did here was tuck the power board into the top dresser drawer. The dresser already had a hole cut in the back for this purpose. I have been meaning to do this for so long. Look at the difference it makes!
The last little thing for this week was to head to the store and buy light bulbs. Three of my lamps had no light bulbs in them. How does this happen? I suppose have too many lamps. I am attracted to them like some super-powered lamp magnet. So, to curb my desire for new/more lamps, I went to the store and bought light bulbs. Like a nicotine patch to a lamp smoker: done. The lamps look great. The apartment looks great. Thanks, January Cure.
What little things have you done lately?
(Images: Alison Gerber)