Mis en place

I remember my mom tried to teach me this when I was young.

Put things back in it’s place. Of course she said it in Chinese.

She was not very successful in teaching me. I was not a great listener when I was young.

I am still struggling with this at home, everything back in it’s place.

Whenever I get into the mode in tidying up my physical space, I hear my mom’s voice in my head. She never lectured at me to do it, just patiently told me that it is the simplest way to clean as you go.