Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I'm in an organizing mood lately - at home and at work. I'm certain it will dissipate, just like all the previous organizing moods have, before I get things organized.

Whenever I'm in an organizing mood I eventually stop because I reach the same conclusion every time - I don't have enough room to organize my things. I can hear those of you who are organized folks getting ready to hit those keys to tell me to throw things away.

Yes, I have not used my large stock pot to make soup in the past year. However, I don't want to have to go buy another one when I do want to use it. I don't understand that at all. It seems ridiculous to me - wasteful of money, resources, etc.

I know the one year rule. I just don't agree with it. In fact, I think it's insane to keep discarding things and then repurchasing them because of some arbitrary flip of the calendar.

So, here I sit with too much stuff in too little space. I wish I had a solution, but I don't. Other than I need a bigger house.


Judith Robl said...

Organizing is the bane of my existence. I have a twelve room house and still I need more space.

Too many projects. Too many interests. Too much paraphernalia.

Some things, like your stock pot, I don't use often. But I need them when I need them. And you can't always just go "buy another one."

When you're done at your place, you're always welcome to come to mine and help here, too.

Patsy Terrell said...

You don't want me involved in your organizing... unless you need some rationalization for keeping things.