Wednesday, October 3, 2018
So, I'm not a spreadsheet of my things kinda person. I take an approach of keeping things organized by type and generally knowing where that stuff lives in my environment. But I read that a lot of cruisers live by their lists and writing things down that they have/what they use and therefore what they need to replace. Everyone knows that space for storage on boats is premium. Not wasting it makes complete sense. Retraining my brain/habits... another story.
Anyway, Greg convinced me to tackle organizing our storage of bits and bobs. So I went at it. Look what I found in our cleaning bin (see picture above). Those are all the same type of swifter duster pads...... I even have 4 handles for 3 of my best friends to come over and we can all dust together. I think maybe I've used one once or twice.
This is why you organize, I don't need 20-30 specialized dusting thingys...... so even though boat space is premium - they are crammed into a ziplock and I dream of the added space when I actually use all these good ideas...Not really, I don't think much about it.
And by the way, Greg and I made a compromise, we don't have an organizing spreadsheet, but we have bins with "subject bins" and the bins have a list of what's in them. Now we need to just keep those lists updated - that's the hard part for us.
I do have to admit, I'm loving my pantry bin. I have a light over it and I think of it as the "grocery store" And a list with a pen nearby for updates. I really hate shopping, so having a grocery of my favorite items makes me content.
When we do need to add to our stores, we have a whiteboard which becomes our shopping list. That's how we do it aboard Pura Vida......