Ok, so about 4 months ago (maybe longer, I don't know), something went missing. Something important. It was the wand extension and crevice tool for our vacuum. Now our vacuum does have on-board storage for all attachments, but because Chris is gross he kept pulling them off and licking them <gag>. So we had put the parts in another closet with a door he couldn't open.
Then I went to get them and they weren't there. Where were they? Did I move them? Did I put them somewhere else last time? OMG, we had just done a big purge, had I thrown them out accidentally? Did they get put in the black hole of our basement?? I looked and looked. Jason looked. High and low, places it should be (the closet) and places it shouldn't be (kids room, bathrooms, in the car, garage). These things were GONE.
Until today. I was feeding my addiction at Target (storage containers) and I picked up a few biggish bins from the dollar section (these 2 are $2.50 but still a good deal, in my opinion). I figured they could replace the cardboard boxes on the floor of the hall closet. So I went to put them in place and it was when I transferred stuff to the new bins that I found the tubes.
See, it's just like when Obi Wan Kenobi hands Luke Skywalker a lightsaber for the first time. Look at the majesty.
I was STUNNED! I called Jason at work. I posted to FB. I tweeted. Yeah, I'm that excited. I can now clean the crevices!!!!!!! And all because I found the stupid things in the closet exactly where they were supposed to be and where I had looked probably 6 times.
I suppose this really means I should do more decluttering.