I am a self-diagnosed neat freak. I love to clean and I love to organize. (If I could have a container, holder and/or label for EVERYTHING, my life would be complete!) And this is my brand new blog for everything NEAT!
I have a toddler in perpetual motion, a packrat daughter, a dog and a disorganized husband... and I hope to share the challenges, trials, errors, rewards and insights of being a bit "too clean obsessive" in a family that's not so in love with neatness. And I am making a promise to clean, rearrange, organize and simplify my life... and help you along the way! SO stay tuned for my journey toward everything orderly and efficient!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Day 114: Forget-me-not

"Wallet? Keys? Phone?"

I find myself asking my husband these three little questions just about EVERY time we walk out the door. And most of the time, at least one of these three little items is "missing."

This not-knowing-where-VERY-important-items-are thing confuses the heck out of me. I am one of those "a place for everything, and everything in its place" kind of gals. I KNOW where my wallet, my keys and my phone are - at all times! (Of course, sometimes my 2-year old likes to try to manipulate that for me, but so far, so good. Mommy - 18. Baby boy - 1.)

I have tried to convince my husband to put his wallet, keys and phone in the same place, every time. With items in the same place every time, they tend to NOT get lost so often. (Am I right?!?!) But he just doesn't quite "get" it. I still find his wallet on the counter by the bread basket, his keys under the chair and his phone in my baby boy's toy bucket. ACK. So maybe it's time for one of THESE babies:

I love this idea. It's simple. It's easy. It's self-explanatory! I figure I can hang one of these clever doo-dads on the basement door, and we are GOOD TO GO... literally! Of course, that sneaky, mischievous son of mine can reach the door knobs, so, I may have to find a better location. For now. But I sure would love to leave the nagging "Wallet? Keys? Phone?" questions to a door hanger!

Now, THAT's neat!