a place for everything, and everything in its place


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a place for everything, and everything in its place

One ought to have a place set aside in which everything can be stored, and everything should be stored in that place when it is not being used. Come now, kids, put your toys back where they belong. Remember—a place for everything, and everything in its place!
See also: and, everything, place

place for everything, and everything in its place

Prov. Everything in order and put away where it belongs. (Used to describe a very orderly thing or place.) I like to put my books in alphabetical order by author. She has a place for everything, and everything in its place. Barbara's room is so tidy. A place for everything, and everything in its place.
See also: and, everything, place