For example, I found out the reason why it's not a good idea to mix whites with other colors in the wash. I always thought it was because the colored clothes might bleed onto the whites. Now I have discovered a good reason for not mixing colors with whites is that that the fuzz from the whites gets all over the colors. [Exhibit A not shown: A photo of a red apron covered in lint.]
I always save peelings and such to go into the compost. For years and years I've kept the compost in my kitchen in a plastic pail with a tight-fitting lid. For years I put cold water at the bottom of the pail because I had once seen someone do it that way and figured that was the way to do it.
Every time I emptied the compost pail, I was left with a pail to wash and bleach. I never enjoyed washing the compost pail. For years and years, I grumbled to myself about washing the compost pail. Meanwhile, while I waited for myself to wash it, more stems and such got piled on the counter next to the sink or in a stray bowl. Washing the compost pail always would hang over me. Besides, the pail took up valuable counter space, and it wasn't pretty.
Eureka! One day I had a revelation. I don't have to use a pail for compost just because that's what I've always done. I am so brilliant! Now I just stuff future compost into a plastic bag. Somehow, I don't store so much compost in a plastic bag as I used to in a pail, which I apparently thought I had to fill to the brim. Whenever I go out, on my way I just grab the plastic bag, dump its contents onto the compost pile, and toss the emptied and clean plastic bag in a container which holds plastic bags that later will go to Walmart to be recycled. With this new streamlined system, I take care of compost frequently, easily and quickly. There is nothing to it. I even look forward to it.
Well, God in Heavenletters says to change our thinking. I had not even been thinking!
There was one more little discovery I had made, but now I can't think of it. Do you perhaps know what it was?