(To be sung to the tune of “Do Your Ears Hang Low?”)
Did I throw it in a drawer?
Is it where I looked before?
Did I put it on a shelf?
Was it stolen by an elf?
Did I hang it on a rod?
Was it tossed out with the cod?
Where did I hide my stuff?
It’s a common problem when people are getting organized. Company comes, and we scramble to make rooms neat. Things that don’t have permanent homes get put in any available spot, a.k.a. those mysterious hiding places we never find again.
So, how can we keep from losing important items? One way is to have a “clutter collector.”
For each room you want to neaten, designate a box or other container to collect all the clutter for that room. Put the box in that room’s closet, or select a room where you will put all your boxes and close the door. After your company leaves, you’ll know exactly where you moved your items, and you may be in a better position to find permanent homes for these pieces.
Simplicity Tip for the Day: Never try to organize in a hurry. Designate a clutter spot, then focus on your priority.