The writing usually happens on the couch.
For a while, there was no designated spot for their notebooks. They would land on any surface in the living room, and stay there until used again. I set up a basket near where Dan's notebook would usually end up. This solved half of the problem, but Daniel couldn't reach it to put his and Bobby's notebook in.
Finally, I came to this solution. This is a magazine holder that was my Grampa's. Putting it right next the couch (the black thing behind the magazine rack) makes putting the notebooks away effortless.
It would take more effort to put the notebooks in the wrong place than in the right place.
That is my primary organizing focus, to have a self-cleaning home, where everything belongs where people naturally put it. I'm not 100% there yet, but I'm getting closer all the time. Of course, when I do get there, it will be time to move to a new place.
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