photo from Gracious Home
Have you ever noticed how many things you sort in a day? Oh my.
As I was folding the laundry yesterday I realized that sorting starts early in life and is a major lifelong task. Sorting doesn't always require a lot of skill, but people who have not learned to categorize items into "like" groups often have trouble with organization in general. Sorting is something that can be learned and improved upon. If you have children at home, helping them learn how to sort is a practical skill that they will thank you for later.
Today's Small Thing is to pay attention to the amount of sorting you do....and add up the points for each task as you do it. You don't REALLY have to do anything different than what you are normally doing, which is sort of cool. Let's break it down like this:
10 Points EACH
POINTS: 10 for each category of items you sort - limit 200 points. You could earn all your points in the laundry pile (10 for socks, 10 for towels, 10 for sheets etc.) or you could spread it out however you want to. This one would be great to get the kids involved to help you find things to group. Let them put the silverware into the tray, gather all the dolls, pick up things with wheels etc. You could make a category of "brown things" to gather.....make it fun and start sorting!
Song of the Day: One of These Things is Not Like the Other, Sesame Street