Put on the Beatles album Let It Be. Create some pleasing sanity in your home.
Here are some suggestions of things you might do.
Phase one, in which Doris gets her oats:
– Move the clean dishes out of the dishrack to their proper homes.
– Move dirty dishes around the house into the sink.
– Move recycling laying around the house (hello, piles of newspapers) into the bin, setting aside the "catalogs you do not regularly order from" which will be dealt with later
Yes, you can celebrate anything you want:
– Put away any clean clothes that are not where they belong
– Move the dirty clothes, wherever they have wandered, to the hamper
I me mine:
– Put things you're in the middle of reading to hand beside your reading spots in some orderly fashion, even propped up in a shoebox adds an acceptable orderliness
– Put unread books together somewhere other than to hand beside your reading spots (Don't create a nagging pile to stare at you all the time)
– Put things you don't want to read again more than three times in the next 6 years in the "donate" or recycling pile as appropriate, setting magazines you don't want to get anymore with the catalogs in that category
Oh dirty Maggie Mae they have taken her away:
– Take a quick look in the fridge for any spoiled food that should hit the trash
– Get rid of that stale loaf of french bread; what are you planning to do? Pound nails?
Everybody put their foot down:
– Weed the pile of shoes and/or coats by the front door down to a reasonable, non-chaotic assortment and put the rest away
– Dump the small trash cans into the big can
Get back, jojo, get back home
– Take out the trash and recycling
– Sit down with the unwanted catalogs and cancel them through Catalog Choice
– cancel any magazines you don't want to come anymore, maybe transferring the balance of issues onto a local library if it's easy to do so
All together now, "I would like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we've passed the audition."
Hey, nice house!
3 thoughts on “Get back, get back to where you once belonged”
I’m a librarian and I would like to say PLEASE don’t donate your extra subscriptions to the library without contacting them first. My library has a subscription for Smithsonian magazine for about 100 years at this point due to annual “gifts” from multiple people, and we have no idea who they are! If you want to donate a subscription, contact your library and ask them if they want that subscription, if your donation would be helpful, if they already subscribe. Contacting them first will save them a ton of trouble and also very likely save a wasted magazine. 🙂
A very good point, Jenna!
Maybe consider your dentist as an alternative so there’s something you at least vaguely enjoy in the waiting room. 😉
Thank you for all the tips! I love this!