The Target Principle

When organizing any space you want to store your most used items as close as possible. That means the stuff you use less often should live further away.

This is what I call the Target Principle. This works for any space you are in.

Picture yourself standing at your sink. You are standing at the center of a target, with rings emanating out from where you are. What do you use everyday? Your toothbrush, make up, hair brush. These items should be located within easy reach, so you don’t have a take a step or open a cabinet to get to them. Items that you don’t use as often, like medicines or the odd hair products that you use once in a while, should live further from your reach. Maybe in a cabinet under the sink and on a shelf.

How about at work? While sitting at your desk, what you use often (everyday) should sit on your desk top. Items you need every week should live in a desk drawer or on your credenza. Office supplies can live further away, in a closet or bookcase.

This principle will work in your kitchen, your closet, your craft space or your car. Try it. Where do you think the Target Principle would work for you?


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