When I'm clearing the kid's plates, I scrape the scraps into the chook bucket, put any rubbish in the bin, and then put the plates above the dishwasher. Before this I used to walk across the kitchen to the door, put the scraps in, walk back to the bin, then stack the plates in/near the dishwasher. The simple act of moving the scrap pot over the bin has saved me heaps of time as I'm not walking back and forth over and over and over.
I'm now on the lookout for other things that I can move or change slightly that will improve my efficiency around our home. I'm especially on the lookout in my sewing room. Can you see anything that has 'always been there' that you can move a little to improve how you do things at your place?