Today’s Word: scattered

September 19, 2018 =========

☆  scattered  散らかった


Things that are scattered are spread over an area in an untidy or irregular way. In our house, the most common things to find scattered everywhere are toys and soccer balls. I heard a great suggestion about this, and that was to spend five minutes each night collecting the things that are scattered around the house and return them to their correct spot.

The thing is, this sounds so easy to do, and yet… ha ha! With the soccer balls – they are scattered all over the backyard and the sports box is broken so there is nowhere to pack them up. With the toys, I always remember once my kids have gone to bed. So, this means two things: firstly, I need to pick up the scattered toys, but really the kids should do it. Secondly, even if I do pick up the toys that are scattered around the living room, I cannot put them away in their bedrooms because the kids are already asleep.

How do you deal with items that tend to get scattered around your home? Do you have a fool-proof solution?