If it sounds simple, that's because it is.
But let's not be tricked into thinking something simple requires no effort or can have no impact, because small hinges can indeed swing big doors (meaning even small changes can yield huge results,) AND getting in the habit of returning things to their rightful place requires forethought and attention around having a rightful place already designated.
As I tell my clients, there is not one correct way to get or be organized, but you have to be willing to try doing things in different ways until you find what works for you.
Disorganization is essentially just our stuff being out of place, making it harder to find things when we need them. This can zap our energy, our time, our mood and in some cases, our money (if we have to re-purchase things we can't locate.)
Cultivating this particular habit of putting something back where it belongs is an act of kindness for your future self.
Possible ways this might look:
These examples may or may not apply to your particular life, but you get the idea. Taking the time to put it back in its place, whatever "it" is and wherever the "place" may be, will save you time, energy, and money in the long run.
Self-Care September Day 10: Put it Back Where it Belongs
Today, your task is to go into the most disorganized area of your home or office, set a timer for 15 minutes, and start putting things back where they belong. Bask in the sense of satisfaction this provides.
The more often you do this, the less often you'll have to.
I love and will see you really soon!