After talking and scheduling, then re-scheduling, the day finally arrived – a drive south to Rutland for work with a new client. It was a bit snowy, and just before serious below-zero cold would blanket the region.
The gentleman has a number of areas needing attention. We decided to focus on a corner just inside his small apartment’s door. It has two tall bookcases and a dorm-size refrigerator sitting atop a smaller stand.
We started at the top of one of the bookcases, first organizing baseball hats and gloves. We worked our way down, straightening its shelves. We placed bills and tax information into colorful file folders on the top shelf. Spare change landed in a mug. In the other bookcase, we put juices and sodas at the top, with foods on the next shelf down. The “most valuable real estate” shelves (the next three down) got cleaning and shoeshine supplies and, to his surprised delight, empty space! A tool kit, lightbulbs and trash bags went on the bottom.
At the end, the gentleman was pleased and smiled, his eyes twinkling.