Recently I started to notice some clutter that was constantly on counter. It consisted of cereal boxes, granola and coffee.
Apparently, my morning self thought it was too much trouble to put these items back in the pantry once I made my breakfast (the pantry is on the other side of the kitchen from where my coffee maker is; however, that is also only 4 steps away).
Having dealt with my morning self for many years, I realized it was never going to conform to the notion that breakfast items needed to go back in the pantry when I was done with them. So I decided to do a little rearranging in my kitchen and apply a rule of organizing
"Place Items Where You Use Them"
So, I moved my grandmother's china to the cabinet where I kept my dog treats and moved my dog treats to the pantry where my breakfast items were suppose to go. This cleared up space in a cabinet next to my coffee maker for cereal, granola and coffee. This simple move has really made a difference! My morning self is much better at putting things away in the cabinet than the pantry, which removed clutter on my counters!
It always amazes me how small changes can really make a difference!