Enticing aromas from that freshly ground kona coffee seduce my nostrils. I eagerly lift this mug of french pressed goodness to my lips and savor the flavor. My laptop has already been resting gently upon my thighs. Time to catch up on those RSS feeds. My desktop computer has been on the fritz lately, and rather than pull my hair out struggling to troubleshoot, I’d decided to take a mini-sabbatical from computers in general, including the still functioning laptop. Yes, quite a few unread posts await my attention. That looks interesting. I’ll star it and read it later. Eh, those news stories are no longer news by now. Mark as read.

Wait! What is that? Those are some familiar words being shown on one of my favorite blogs!

Leo Babauta at Zen Habits recently asked his readers to share their single best organizing tool or tip. And share they did! At the time of this writing there are 106 comments. He then shared some of the best of those tips. Mine appears as number 8:

Use the recycling bin/trash basket. Organizing unnecessary items is wasted energy. It is amazing how much more in control I feel just by ridding myself of now outdated articles I’d like to read “someday,” or countless meeting notes from which relevant action items have already been extracted.

This was the first time I’d ever commented on Zen Habits. Feeling a bit sheepish, I didn’t even link my name to my blog when I offered that tip. Zen Habits is a wonderful blog and one I frequent almost religiously for tips and advice. It’s just a couple of lines, but reading words I wrote on such a reputable site felt great.

27 Great Tips to Keep Your Life Organized

8 Responses to “One of my tips appears on Zen Habits!”

  1. pelf says:

    Congratulations! I’m sure it felt great to be “acknowledged” by the A-listers =)

  2. Adino says:

    Congrats on your listing on Zen Habits! Anyway I agree with you, I like to throw stuff away once I’m done using them.

  3. Aftercancer says:

    Congratulations! One of m y tips was used by Treehugger one day and you’d have thought I’d won the Nobel Prize. Enjoy your moment.

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