Speaking of Mise En Place, the term also applies to home improvement. We're remodeling the downstairs bathroom and having all the materials on hand and ready to go has made the process go that much smoother. Well, as smooth as any bathroom remodel can possible be. But making less runs to the store because we had the toilet, cabinet, caulk, faucet among a gizillion other items has made it go better. Because when a 2-year-old says "I go pee pee now" means, you have approximately 30 seconds to get to a bathroom. And the upstairs bathroom might as well be in Guam.