Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Now Where Did I Put That?

When it comes to cleaning the house, I'm a big believer in "handle it once". You pick something up and put it away where it belongs immediately, in what I call "its home." (This rule is second only to "Put it away when you are done with it," but, of course, if that actually happened on a regular basis, the house wouldn't need so much cleaning up of the clutter -- especially in the kids' rooms.)

But every now and then, you have something which does not have a home or which you fear you will need soon, for an appointment or errand etc., and so you put it in that "some place safe" place -- only to forget where that special safe place is.

In a 1921 Modern Priscilla, there's a published reader tip to help with that:

Related: Flapper Girl has a tutorial for making a Crafty Business Binder, which can easily be modified for organizing home bills and paperwork.


Nicola O. said...

My mother is EXCELLENT at designating a place for everything, and at insisting that everything be kept in its place.

I have failed miserably on both counts. As a result -- let's take scissors for an example -- I have purchased probably 10 pairs of scissors in the last two or three years. Money spent, clutter created-- and do you think I can find a pair of scissors when I need them?


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