Adam Verwymeren, Networx
Animals inspire us, entertain us and keep us company. But the animal kingdom also offers us plenty of tips and tricks on how to live smarter and more efficiently. Freed of human burdens, these creatures live a life far more natural than the ones we live. So let’s tear a page from their books and take a few cues from the animal kingdom.
Go Vertical: A vibrant ecosystem of small animals gobbling up all the ground-level edibles creates an interesting problem: Scarcity down below while a bounty hangs in the tress up above. Giraffes have evolved an interesting solution to this problem: Go vertical. For dwellers of cramped apartments that always seem to be running out of space, take a little inspiration from the giraffe. Start using more vertical space to solve your scarcity problem. Stackable crates, shelves, hooks and pulleys are a great way to fit more stuff in less space. C’mon, you know you want to do a little DIY carpentry.
Love Your Kitchen: The mere sound of a can of tuna or bag of dog food being opened can send a pet sprinting to receive its meal. Pets understand the importance of the kitchen and mealtimes. Unfortunately for many of us, our pets have more structured and better eating habits than we do. Eating has become a mindless act to be done in the car, while walking down the street or sitting on the couch, rather than a moment to be cherished. So make your kitchen and your mealtimes special.