If I told you to go get a pair of scissor right now, how long would it take you? Or how much time do you think you spend going to the junk drawer for the scissors when you need them from another room then putting them back again, or worse….not being able to find them because you didn’t put them away?!
I have solved that problem in my house. It was so simple that I can’t believe it took me so long to figure it out. Now you, my brilliant friends, have probable already done this and will be feeling sorry for not telling me sooner. It’s OK. I won’t hold it against you.
I went to the store, bought a bunch of cheap scissors (even some of those kid scissors that are on sale right now will work!). Then I came home and put them in every spot in the house where I might need scissors. I no longer look for scissors or hurt my teeth trying to avoid going to get scissors or spend any time fussing at people for taking my scissors. I am sure if I counted up the amount of time I have saved through the end of my life I would have enough to take a nice long vacation.
Here are the places we now keep a pair of scissors:
1. In a kitchen drawer
2. In my makeup drawer
3. With my first aid supplies
4. In my sewing/ironing area
5. In my purse
6. In the car
7. With my essential oils/mailing supplies
8. By my computer
9. With my school tools
10. In my workshop/garage
Sometimes I keep them in a drawer, sometimes I can hang them (like in the workshop). But they are right at arm’s length in every room.
The key to the success of this plan is to leave the scissors where they belong. Just use them and put them right back. No need to carry them off anywhere. You could even use tape around the handles to label where they belong.
Happy time saving!
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