26 Nov '11, 7pm

Challenging Convenience Clutter | Care2 Healthy Living

Challenging Convenience Clutter | Care2 Healthy Living

Have you ever noticed the blurry line between convenience and clutter? I first discovered the concept of Convenience Clutter in my bathroom. The cough medicine which usually resides in the bottom drawer was sitting out on the counter because I was sick and had been taking it a few times a day. It was convenient to have it there because I didn’t have to get it out and put it away every four to six hours. As I started to feel better, I used it less frequently and for the last two days I just took it before I went to bed at night. A few more days passed and I was well enough to not think about cough medicine. A week later, I realized that the cough medicine was still on the bathroom counter. It was as if it had become a permanent fixture there, like the cup that holds toothbrushes or the soap dish. I saw it, realized it hadn’t been used in a while, and put it away. I’ve been ...

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