Last week my husband left an electrical cord on the floor next to the basement door, apparently meaning to put it away. After it sat there for several days, I said something about it being there for a while. He picked it up, saying he wasn’t sure where it came from or where it should go. Then it ended up being put down again on the carpet next to the couch.

Orange electrical cord on the carpet next to the couch. 

Hmmm… that’s not what I meant! Okay, maybe the cord doesn’t have a regular place where it goes. That just means one needs to be found, or maybe it needs to be given away instead, depending on whether or not we’re likely to have a use for it.

Edit, February 11: He did find a use for it, so perhaps my complaint was a bit premature!

About Clutter Comedy: Every Sunday (which I envision as a day of rest after a productive week of de-cluttering) I post a Clutter Comedy article describing my most memorable clutter discovery of the week. Other bloggers who wish to join in are welcome—just post a link in the comments! There’s no need to publish any “before” photos of your clutter, if they are too embarrassing. The idea is simply to get motivated to clean it up, while having a bit of fun too!

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