Here is an example of a conversation that inevitably happens once a week in our household:
K: Uh, Brent, I need a bobby pin. I know I left one right here, have you seen it?
B: Yeah Kels. I put it away. It's in the drawer in the bathroom.
K: Why would you do that? I left it right here on purpose.
B: Because bobby pins don't belong in the kitchen/on the desk/next the the tv/ on Blythe's changing table….
You get the idea.
And no, I probably don't leave them there "on purpose," but it is really nice to know that whenever I need one, there will be one somewhere near to where I am.
Before I wrote this post I did a quick scan of my house and found almost 20 pins scattered around house! A few on the ledge of window in bathroom, some on kitchen table, some on desk in dining room, one next to lamp in living room, about 5 on my nightstand, some more on my dresser…
Now this plan works pretty well for me until I'm in the bathroom fixing my hair and I need one…then I have to look for one.
Makes perfect sense to me.