Last week I turned my island around. You know the one in my kitchen, with the giant butcher block on top? It had been that way since it arrived in my kitchen – in fact, I’d decided how the island would stand ever before we bought the house. Moving it seemed like a weird idea…
But I gave it a spin 90 degrees and viola! instantly improved the flow and appearance in my kitchen. It’s amazing! Unloading the dishwasher is no longer a crowded, awkward chore. Food prep seems just a little simpler, and my counter space is a full 13 inches closer to the fridge (which lives in the next room) and let me tell you, this saves steps. Granted, this does mean that the back, unfinished side of the cupboards face my door and give guests their first impression of my kitchen, but you know what? I’m ok with that.
It had me thinking – where else could I think outside the box to improve my household? My schedule? My attitude?
I’ve repeatedly taken little things like food prep and folding laundry and organizing to the Lord and He has often given me inspiration. It often involves breaking out of my comfort zone, putting a different spin on things, looking at a problem from someone else’s perspective. And it’s always been a blessing when I get a fresh new angle on a task or idea. Remember, He cares about what you carry.
Got a problem? Organizational issue? Relationship conundrum? Take it to God. Ask a friend for their perspective. And don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Frankly, I’ve got a conundrum with putting the laundry away. I get it all clean and folded, but I procrastinate about putting the laundry away. Got any tips?