I used to be a stickler for organization. I still love walking into The Container Store. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy. But with two little ones ransacking the house on a regular basis, my need to be perfectly organized has been stuffed in the back corner of my brain.
I find I get stressed when I can't find anything, and I don't want the extra stress. I find I get frustrated when I forget things because they end up hidden under piles of other things. I don't want the extra frustration.
It is time to be more organized. It is time to accept that I will never have a home that looks like a Container Store ad, but I can have a home in which I can find things.
A place for everything, and everything (eventually) in its place.
It will begin with my office. My office is a scary place where everything goes to hide.
I can't actually walk into my office closet. I literally spent about three minutes trying to get out of it when I went in to find a box of something.
I recently found my glue gun which had been lost since last Halloween. It was in my office closet.
I also didn't realize I'd bought brackets for my office shelf. I found them in a bag under the chair.
This is bad. This isn't as bad as Malcolm in the Middle's Hal and Lois finding an extra bathroom when they cleaned out their bedroom closet, but it's getting close. I fear that one day I won't see the floor anymore.
Even though I would love to be more active and be stronger in 2014, even though I would love to cook more and create more and write more, I feel that I cannot do any of these things until I can feel good about where I put the junk in my home.
What are you New Year's resolutions? Anything that you're rehashing or trying for the first time?