Making messes is my specialty . I start with the best of intentions. They don't last long!
I begin each year with plans to organize my life.
"Start with small projects," folks say. There are NO small projects, only large projects masquerading as small ones.
I start filing bills and suddenly I find other things in my bill pile. I don't know how they got there. I pull out three things to file and four replace them while my back is turned. On New Year's Eve I actually swept my little dining bay table. Really! I swept everything onto the floor. It took three sweeps but I left only glass pencil holders on the table. I'm no idiot. I didn't fancy picking up dozens of pens and pencils. I really didn't want to pick up glass and I love my little Dollar Store pencil vases and bowls.
You'd think I'd have cleared the floor, wouldn't you? I started, but then I got a call to go to a movie. I never go alone and seldom go at all, so I left the stuff on the floor and enjoyed the movie.
I'm still grabbing a few things at a time but now there are stacks on the table again. I filled a garbage bag and found a missing necklace. The only food I found was wrapped candy. I filled a cup with paper clips and bobby pins. Oh, yes, there were three lip pencils I lost and 2 lipsticks, three eye shadows, too.
I'm still making the pile on my kitchen floor smaller, but yesterday I had to detour to a cabinet when I found sticky drink cans. I was emptying new 12 packs of Pepsi One and noticed something sticky. That meant pulling everything from that cabinet and cleaning up sticky mess.
I stopped to tutor, mess up my upstairs thermostat, and write this blog!
So, are you an organized person?
Are you a hoarder like I am?