Friday, October 16, 2009

Can a safety pin make your home warmer this winter?

Before: Curtain is blocking the warm air duct sending warm air behind the curtain and out of the room:

After: A safety pin added to pin back the window drapes allows all the warm air to get in the room.


  • Hot air is no longer diverted behind the curtain
  • Room feels warmer

Cost of improvement: 2 cents

People have said to me that kaizen work like this is "common sense". Indeed. Why then isn't everyone improving things and making their lives better? Because it's not common sense or everyone would be doing it.

Kaizen is not common is uncommon wisdom.

What have you improved today?

Dan Lafever, Kaizeneer

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