Feel the Force
Someone said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Proof: the years I've spent picking up scattered Yahtzee dice, Monopoly money, Battleship pegs, Sorry place markers, mancala tiles, and the plastic frogs that come with Cranium; and repatriating them to the original boxes (it's always the one on the bottom). Of course, they escape the very next day.
I was groaning over a group of these objects while sorting the boys' toys with Lorie, the author of Clutterdiet, when I had an epiphany. I grabbed an empty pencil box and my labeler.
"From now on, if they're missing a game piece they need to play with, they can look for it here," I declared, smoothing the label over the front of the box.
Lorie smiled hugely and said something like, way to go. But I know in her Jedi-mind she was saying, "well done, my young padawan."