Friends, meet the four “hot spots” (as FlyLady likes to call them) that live in my apartment. Starting with the top left photo and moving clockwise:
- Top o’ the Stairs: The cart + bin are for Goodwill, the blue IKEA bag is a collection of items from my car’s trunk, and behind those is a Christmas Day bin that needs to be emptied which is on top of a bin holding a sewing machine that’s on loan from my sister in law. Since the photo was taken, the Goodwill items have been taken care of.
- Area Near the Top o’ the Stairs: Welcome to the spot where I dump a work bag, a gym bag and a box that arrived at work from an item I ordered. The box should be recycled, the work bag put on a hook, and the gym bag in the bathroom closet.
- Magazine Central: A bin of torn-out magazine pages and magazines to go through.
- The Counter Near the Stairs: Coupons, keys, mail, matches and candles seem to party here.
The good news is that when I look for items to give away, it’s becoming more difficult to find anything to donate! That, my friends, is cause for celebration.