A primary tenent of Live Simply is the concept of elevating the everyday, i.e. relishing every opportunity to make the seemingly or would-be mundane into something beautiful and delightful.
It is due to this that when one of my clients stopped me in my tracks the other day to regale me about the superiority of her dustpan, I completely appreciated her remarks. I had previously been giving the dustpan very little regard; I wasn’t sweeping and it was merely out because, hello, all the things were.
Evidently, this dustpan was superior to all others. For one thing, there was its weight to consider. And for second, the crucial detail of its lip-to-floor positioning. I’m not sure how long one can possibly talk about a dustpan, but I feel we had to have at least come close to the record.
But the bottom line was that my client was living proof of the fact that one may truly love everything one owns, and feel as though they have chosen it purposefully over the rest. Even your dang dust pan can and should be something that in some way delights you.
But don’t stop there; this fact holds true for any number of household tools. Less with the mundane! More with the elevated everyday!
5. Blade brush (For handy knife cleaning that–bonus!–helps to ensure you won’t slice your fingers off.)