What a fun Friday Five over at RevGal’s this week. Being organized is something I long to be but never quite acheive. Everytime we move I vow it should be different here but after a few months some rooms are unorganized again — it’s like some rooms are just bound to be a chaos. So if you feel like playing along with this week’s Friday Five please do but let me know in the comment section. Who knows maybe together we can all have organized dwelling places – here’s what it says and the challenge on the RevGals sit:
“My daughter told me that she and her partner have different ways of organizing: my daughter puts it all in a pile, while her spouse files it. My daughter is definitely connected to me, as I tend to be a stacker of papers, photos, letters, books, clothes, etc. I am wanting to get rid of some of these piles, which I periodically do. Instead of rearranging them, I need to recycle them. So for this Friday Five, Let’s look at our organizational skills and/or clutter:
1. How do you organize? Is there a difference with various objects?
2. Do you have any cluttered spots in your office or home? Describe.
3. What do you organize well? And not?
4. What do you wish to de-clutter?
5. Accomplishments in organizing or de-cluttering:”
Here are my attempts of answers:
1. My organization tends to differ from room to room, depending on what is in the room and what the room is used for. However, generally I tend to organize things with like items. For example legos are together and an attempt is made to go by color with the bricks and like items with each other (wheels with wheels etc).
2. There are several cluttered spots in my home and office (which is in our home). Mostly the clutter comes in piles on my office table and the spot where we keep stuff from Littleman’s school (work, take home papers, stuff from his Tuesday folder). And the garage/laundry room seems to always be out of control – not to mention littleman’s playroom.
3. I think for the most part my yarn and my sewing/craft room are organized better than anything. My yarn get’s the cedar closet on the level we mostly live on. It’s organized by fiber content and then some is organized by project or with matching skeins. I could live in this closet I love the colors! Likewise my sewing/craft room which is on the lower level or basement is usually organized like item with like item or material by fiber content or season. However the disclaimer for this room is that it often gets items dumped it in when there seems to be no where else to put it. So every so often I have to sort through a pile or two. What don’t I organize well? Certainly Littleman’s things especially clothes and toys. I tend to have clothes sorted but never want t part with them. Which is beyond crazy I know because he’s never going to be that small again and I can’t keep them forever (maybe this blog post will inspire me to do something with the baskets in his room). As for toys, similar things happen, I don’t want to get rid of them because they have such happy memories with them. Not to mention the fact that as soon as I think I can get rid of them, he pulls them out to play with. His playroom (along with the family room) are filled with toys. Time to declutter those areas but who wants to help?
4. What do I want to de-clutter? I think that answer came out in the end of #3 but in order to do that I need to have a couple of days where I have some energy and perhaps a little help not to mention for them to be littleman free.
5. Accomplishments — well thankfully as a pastor I’ve moved enough for us to declutter every now and then because of weight restrictions on the move. So well my house isn’t up for Better Homes and Garden or HGTV it’s not up for Hoarders either.