This Spot. Again. #5MinuteFriday

That Spot Again #5MinuteFriday Decluttering because of the Visibility Rule at

I took five whole minutes to practice what I preach. This very spot is the example I use when explaining the Visibility Rule as I speak to groups of women.

And part of explaining the Visibility Rule is explaining that visible spaces get re-cluttered more frequently than non-visible spaces, so that’s an extra frustration that comes with tackling them.

Technically, I could have straightened this space in way less than five minutes, but giving myself the five minutes of focus let me get all the way to the bottom of the issues of this space.

Initially, I was only planning to show you the closer up pic:

Decluttering That Spot Again Kitchen Counter Before #5MinuteFriday at

But then, I decided to be honest and show the dirty cookie sheet and spoon that were also cluttering the space. Technically, those were procrasticlutter.

In five minutes, I replaced the super-boring-normal stopper on the fancy olive oil with the super-fancy-mechanically-amazing stopper that was probably a few days away from being completely forgotten and lost forever.

That Spot Again decluttering and the visibility rule at

I also took the random snacks in the basket to the other basket on the other side of the kitchen where the kids actually look for snacks.

That Spot Again decluttering and the visibility rule at

The cookies everyone liked that got lost and forgotten among the snacks that were lost and forgotten? I threw them away.

I was very pleased with the progress after five minutes:

That Spot Again Decluttering Kitchen Counter After #5MinuteFriday at

Notes: The blue bag held a bottle of wine someone gave us. We don’t drink, and so it sat there. Cluttering my counter. I took it out of the blue bag and put the bottle in my spice cabinet, hoping I’ll think to cook with it at some point. I stuck the bag with my other reusable bags.

I am aware there are four cutting boards in the photo, and to be honest, there’s one more tiny one that was likely in the dishwasher at the time I took the photo. They all seem necessary, but I should probably evaluate that thought at some point. I have legitimate reason to fear turning into a Crazy Cutting Board Lady as I age.


Decluttering the Kitchen That Spot Again Before and After #5MinuteFriday at Using the Visibility Rule


--Nony get-how-to-manage-your-home-without-losing-your-mind-wherever-books-are-sold


  1. 1

    I have one of those spots for snacks and fruit. It gets out of control at least once a week, but I also tackle it every time we buy more fruit. It used to drive me crazy that it wouldn’t magically stay organised but now I straighten it up after every shop it’s much easier. Now I just expect that it will get all messed up with empty packets and stuff throughout the week as we use that area so much.

  2. 3

    I too have a bunch of cutting boards. I already donated some. I don’t know why I need so many.

  3. 5

    I am encouraged that I am not the only person who has spots that repeatedly need re-decluttering! Also, every time I read procrasticlutter it makes me giggle, because this is my world and you are my people!

Speak Your Mind


© 2009 - 2015 A Slob Comes Clean All rights reserved. | Blog Header and Button design by Many Little Blessings.