What Else?


I had enough of my broken necklace on my desk. So finally I got out the hot glue gun, plugged it in and fixed my clasp. Took less than 10 minutes.

Now I was on a roll, what else needed hot gluing? I hot glued the bird back on the fence of the decoration that is on my porch.

Then there was the piece of corkboard loose on my bulletin board and a rhinestone that had fallen out. I asked my daughter if she had anything she needed fixing. Round the house I went.

After 30 minutes, I had a multitude of items fixed that had been broken for months. And I had so much energy afterwards.

"What else?"  has become a habit. If I have a hot glue gun out, I’ll ask what else needs fixing. If the vacuum is out, I’ll ask what else needs vacuuming. If I have the window spray, what else might need spraying. If I am trekking down into the basement, what else can go?

I save time doing it this way and I keep up with upkeep better.

This week, try asking, "What else?"



  • Melissa says:

    Great tip!

    I keep my hot glue gun & extra glue sticks in a little hanging fruit basket above my craft table. On the craft table itself is a metal pail where anything that needs to be hot glued goes. When I get out the hot glue gun for anything, I try to tackle everything in the pail too (or at least as much as I have the patience/energy for). The kids know if they need something fixed with hot glue, it goes on mom’s craft table in the glue-it bucket. 🙂

  • Beth says:

    I love this Melissa!

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