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[This is day 16 of a 31 day series called 31 Days to an Organized Home. If you're new here, welcome. Even if you aren't new, welcome!]
A place for everything...and everything in it's place. I'd heard that phrase about a million and one times before I really heard the first part of it.
I thought I was just being told to put things where they belong. But what I was missing is that everything needs a place to belong before you can put it there!
A place for everything.
- That pen when your not writing anything.
- Your camera cord when it's not in use.
- The dogs' leash.
- Unread mail.
- Lonely socks waiting for their partner to reappear.
- Library books waiting to be returned.
- Your to-do list.
- The sale flyers you're going to read when you get a chance.
Every. Little. Thing.
Want to know which items in your home still need a place to call their own? Start by looking on your kitchen counter, or your desk. If an item is consistently hanging out where it shouldn't be, maybe it's because you haven't yet designated a spot where it should be.
Use trays, cups, baskets, labels, whatever you have. Make a place for the things that clutter up your counters and work spaces.
A place for everything, and everything in it's place.
Are there any items around your home that don't have a designated spot yet? How can you create a place for some of those items today?