Paddy’s created a meme and since it is basically “give advice” I decided to take him up on it. Rude not to. His actual wording is:
Three things which make my life easier that everybody else should also do but they just won’t no matter how much I bang on about it.
1 – Hang things on pin-boards
I’ve only just started hanging my beads and necklaces on a pin-board, and it is worrying how much difference it’s made. I knew years ago that this was the way but ignored my own good advice. No more tangles, I can find them when I want them, and I know immediately if something’s missing.
Likewise: if a hitch-hiker always knows where their towel is, a householder should always know where their torch is. Mine hangs from the handle of the door nearest the fuse box. (Sorry about the poor quality photo – dark room, dull day).
2 – Buy fresh flowers
There’s an ancient Chinese fable about a poor man who found two pennies in the mud. With one he bought rice and with the other he bought a lily. When his wife remonstrated with him, he said that the rice would feed their bodies, but the lily fed their souls.
If you find a good florist then spend a fiver each week on three perfect blooms. But the sunflowers and pretty blue things in these photos were two or three quid from Tescos. Flowers are cheap, but they uplift the spirit.
3 – Use the camera on your phone to take notes
Timetables in a railway station, small ads in supermarkets, shopping lists, workshop notes. You’ve a camera in your phone. Use it. It’s quick and easy and you keep it with you. It always amazes me how few people do this.
So, how about you? What do you do that makes your life easier that everybody else should also do but they just won’t no matter how much you bang on about it?