The Screwdriver, Butter Knife, & CraigsList

On June 27, 2011, in Home Organizing, Just For Fun, by Deb Lee, Certified Professional Organizer®
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Isn’t frustrating when the thing you’re looking for is blocked by some other thing so you can’t get to it? This just adds more time to your search and your frustration will grow when the thing that is blocking the thing you really want is also blocked by other things. Fun, yes?

And, then you just walk away and go buy another one of the things that you were looking for originally. So, now you have two (or three or four) of the same thing.

How do we get ourselves in this kind of sour pickle? It’s simple really. Nothing has a permanent home and, if they do, they’re not put back where they belong. See, simple. And hard.

Because you’re busy. And working on a really important project. TWO really important projects. On the weekends when you would normally clean up and organize. And, because you don’t wanna. Because you really want to hang with your friends. Or, sleep. Because your 2-year old kept you up all night.

But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. And, this is broken record time. I know you’ve heard me say this a million gazillion trillion times (or is that million trillion gazillion?): Just do a little bit every day. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Good enough is good enough. Besides, who can keep up with perfect?

Oh, and get help. Any breathing body will do…though it would be nice if that body was friendly. And took you to lunch afterwards.

So, what does this have to do with a screwdriver, butter knife, and Craig’s List? Have a look…

Many thanks to my client who let me take a picture of this funny comic on her bulletin board. J




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