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Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Five: Where is its HOME?

As noted at my own blog, my word for the year is "clear."

One of the things to which this refers is clearing away clutter.

One of the best ways I have found to do this is to give everything that comes into my house a HOME. And I can easily tell that I have too many things when there are not enough homes for them all!

I gleaned the idea of items having homes  from my younger sister who used to say to her toddlers, "See that book on the floor there? Is that its home? No? Please put the book into its home." Often, I am saying the same words to myself that she said to her little ones.

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In my mother's house, the Marks-A-Lot marker always went in the cupboard next to the sink. I don't know why, I just know that's where the Marks-A-Lot goes, still and forever, in my house many miles away.  

So:  Tell us your favorite homes for five things, the places that you can always and reliably find them. 

Tell us about them; show us pictures if you want!  And definitely post a link in the comments, using the following formulation, so we can all come and see.

<a href="the url of your blog post goes here">what you want the link to say goes here</a>

ps: the prevailing wisdom that one should never have a "junk drawer"? I don't buy that. Because, where else do you put your birthday candles, tiny measuring tape, kite string, eyeglasses repair kits, etc.? 

12 comments:

  1. I've got problems with The Here-After -- maybe you do too>? :)

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  2. Here's my play. This was a rather strange Five, no? Ah Well.

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  3. I'm amused to report that my mother does NOT recall the Marks-a-Lot being in that place. !

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  4. nice to know that in the midst of chaos ~ here is mine

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  5. I was waiting for my turn with the kitchen consultant. The couple she was serving discussed their requirements. "What about drawers?" "Yes, a drawer for the cutlery." "And a drawer for the junk." (Pause while they thought) And another drawer for the rest of the junk!

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