However, I may have accomplished something else on another level… my husband is starting to appreciate the whole minimalism concept! In fact, his come up with a new idea that ties is well with the “keeping surfaces clear” challenge on Day 8 – that is to consider that item visibility is proportional to aesthetic value and frequency of use.
See, there are not-so-aesthetically-pleasing items that are in view on surfaces that are frequently used, and therefore easily accessible. Then there are aesthetically pleasing items that pretty much just look good, but they have no frequent usage.
We have come up with a new rule of thumb based on this:
Items with high visibility need to either be high in aesthetic value or have a high frequency of use. If it fails on both accounts, then the item should not be in view.