Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Don't look in the cabinets.

  I consider myself an organized person. Ask me for anything, I can put my hands on it in under five minutes. Birth certificates, immunization records, insurance paperwork, Mo's second grade report card. I know where it all is, at all times.

 The flip side of being super organized is that I'm also a tremendous piler. I know it seems like the two of those things would be at odds but if you don't have time to put it away correctly then you should set it aside until you have time to do it right.

  This happens frequently. I have a pile of papers on my desk that need to be filed. My hall closet seems to collect everything that doesn't have a home, and it's huge so after a while it gets very scary. Don't even get me started on the kitchen cabinets. There are cabinets that I don't let anyone else open because they don't know quite how to shove their hip in as they open the door so everything doesn't come tumbling out at them.

 I have lived in this house for two and a half years. Mo and I moved from a two bedroom apartment into this four bedroom house with a basement and the hoarding gremlins are taking over. The sad part is that I'm a purger. Anytime I'm stressed I purge, I load the car and take everything I can fit in there to the local thrift store, still my cabinets overflow.

  My kitchen was someones really bad idea. It's poorly designed and has almost no usable cabinets. The ones that are actually usable are organized, the others are nightmares. Why am I telling you this? I'm hoping to embarrass myself into cleaning these out.

  Maybe I'll go buy some cute baskets and organize these freaking cabinets. Or maybe I'll just take a bubble bath.


  1. go take a bubble bath and maybe santa will bring you some cute baskets...

  2. Take the bubble bath, Sweetie. And find yourself a contractor boyfriend. He can put in some new cabinets for you!

  3. Oh, honey....I'm with everyone else. Go for the bubble bath...those stupid, badly-organized cabinets aren't going anywhere.

    You need a plan! And then you need to sketch it out! And then you need to work out a budget!

    Take the bath.

  4. I am right there with you. I pile and pile and pile, but I am also very much organized. I think I pile because I need for there to be the perfect place to put things. And I can't find it.


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