I have a bad habit of leaving things lying around and not putting them back where they belong.
Yesterday I was reading Kevin Kelly’s 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice and came across this:
If you are looking for something in your house, and you finally find it, when you’re done with it, don’t put it back where you found it. Put it back where you first looked for it.
This is great advice but it reminded me that I need to do a better job of putting things back where they belong after I am finished using them. This has been evident recently when repairing old stereo gear. I spend so much time looking for a screwdriver or other tool that should be in my toolbox but it’s not. Instead it’s lying in another room in the house where I last used it. I work on gear repair in my free time, which isn’t a lot, so wasting that time looking for tools is silly.
Kevin’s quote reminded me to put things back after I finish using them.