Monday, October 27, 2008

Do you have the "Neat Gene?"

I posted on Caffeine Court over the weekend about my constant battle with clutter.

The subject touched a nerve because lots of people jumped in to either sympathize with me, or to tell me that they could help me out. Although it was skewed on the side of pack rats, there were quite a few neatniks in the bunch.

How about you? Are your sock drawers near as a pin? Do you alphabetize your spice rack?

Or are you like me? Junk drawers overflowing, socks unmatched in a laundry basket and piles of papers sitting on your desk.

I'd rather cut the grass, take out the trash, vacuum, pay bills or dust the entire house rather than organize. It's a curse.

I've declared November "Get My Shit Together Month." I'm going to find a place for everything. That way when I ask my family to put things away, they'll know exactly where to go.

Wishful thinking right? I've always been an optimist!!! (Or should I say, I live in a constant state of denial? Optimist sounds so much better.)


Scarlet O'Kara said...

You and I are cut from the same cloth. As hard as I try to keep a neat house, it just seems to keep getting messier. Guess it doesn't help that I have two young girls, a workaholic husband, to messy cats, an extended family that always hangs out at my house...and so on and so forth.

If you and I could get organized in November, maybe we could write a book and make millions?

Lynette said...

I go through phases with organization. I can't tell you when, or how come I hit a "phase" but when I do, watch out. I am labeling everything in sight, and for a little while I will know where everything belongs, then my phase passes......