I once had a friend who knew where every Barbie shoe and Polly Pocket comb were. I just hated to see her kids bring their toys with teeny tiny accessories over because I knew there was a real good chance that those accessories would never be seen again.
I've never been the type to keep up with micro-organization. I like to think of myself as a "Big Picture" type of gal: chucking things into general categories works for me.
Most of the time.
But I find that there are daily frustrations when I don't organize enough to keep me from digging through the same piles over and over...for the same things time after time.
Permission slips :)
Pens that work.
Remote Controls (good luck)
Today's Small Thing is really pretty simple: Make a permanent spot for something that gets misplaced by elves or Other People (surely not YOU!).
Hammer a nail into the wall to hang your keys on.
Put a basket by the phone for pens.
Make a file folder for school papers.
Set out a bin for shoes by the door.
Label a toolbox.
Mamabug sent me a labelmaker this summer and it revolutionized our tool area! Wow, does it feel good to know where my philips screwdrivers are. No wonder organized people have a superior air!
POINTS: 40 for creating a permanent spot for something you regularly misplace or have to search high and low for.
BONUS POINTS: 20 for making a label...give your item an address!