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Friday, January 2, 2015

A Place For Everything And Everything In It's Place

Happy 2015

And yes it's time, time to;

Have a place for everything and put everything in it's place.

That was on of my daddy's favorite sayings. And the older I get, and I am getting really old, I realize the wisdom in this old saying. 

My dads garden shed was organized. Did he buy fancy things to organize it, no.

He used what he had like the jars in the picture screwed to the board above of the shelves he had built out of scraps. 

The saying appeared in a story published by the Religious Tract Society 
in 1799 - The Naughty Girl Won:
"Before, however, Lucy had been an hour in the house she had contrived a place for everything and put everything in its place."
So there you have it, naughty girl or not it is a great saying.

The phrase is typical of the uplifting homilies that were promoted 
during the Victorian era (beginning 1837), e.g. 
'cleanliness is next to godliness' 
(circa 1880s). 

And I loved this idea;

“First then, while you are little boys, let there be order in everything. Try and have a place for everything and everything in its place. If your father has things in that way, see that you place everything back after using it. Hours, days, yea, months and years, are wasted by too many in hunting tools and farming implements; time thus wasted is time needlessly lost, precious time that will never return…I mention this first because it is first in importance. It governs your every act through life. If you start life thus and have a place for everything, you cannot fail to make good farmers.” -Report of the Secretary of the Iowa State Agricultural Society, 1865

So if you want to be a good farmer or just an organized housewife 
and not a raving idiot just 
"Have a place for everything and put everything in it's place."

So this is the deal kids, if you keep things picked up and 
organized your house won't look dirty. 

It may be dirty but it won't look it. 

It will look nicer and then it is actually easy to 
clean houses that are organized. 

Here are a few more organizing ideas for the New Year that you can do without spending much money:

Let's check the $ Tree and see what they have to help:

And they have lots more 
just check.

Pick a room and do it.
Then do another room.

Then see how good you feel.

For the junk and clutter get four plastic bags.
One for trash
One for dirty clothes
One for things to organize
One for Salvation Army or DI

Take the bags out and put the things where they go.
Now doesn't your room or drawer or closet look nice.
Now you can clean it and it will be a cinch. 

You're welcome.

Love, Grammy T.


More on this in a few days.