I have to wonder at myself sometimes. I know what I need to do and how to do it. I know and have helped others that really do not know how to get organized. Why do I step away from it and allow things to get out of control?
I know part of the problem is that I'm an all or nothing perfectionist. If I can't have things exactly how I want them I will ignore them. That is why all my pictures and photo albums are such a mess. I just throw them all into a closet and shut the doors.
And the filing. Oh Good Lord. We have everything from the past 20 years. The last time I went through and filed everything was probably three years ago. We have gathered these piles that I have just placed into boxes as is. When we have to find something it is a nightmare.
I think of those things as my dirty little secrets. I recently moved all the pictures into Frappy's old bedroom. I set up two 6 ft. tables so that I could start organizing them. It is such a mess that I had to shut the door. Do you ever look at something and get so overwhelmed that you end up on the couch with a cup of coffee staring out of the window? I hate that feeling of being vapor locked.
My camera just quit yesterday when I was hiking. I have no idea what happened to it and it quit with the lens open. Interestingly, I was cleaning out a closet the other week and found the digital camera my mother-in-law gave us back in 2003. Mr. Macchiato was handing it to me at Chai Tea's Sweet 16 Party while it was still attached to his wrist and when he pulled his hand back it was yanked out of my hand and fell on the floor open. The lens would not open and close properly after that. I decided to play around with it a bit... and guess what? It works now. All that to say that I'm going to post some pictures in my next post.
Last year I posted this on my then dirty little secret, the storage area of the basement. Then there was this update on that project. I scrolled through my Drudgery posts and did not see where I posted a picture of when I was done. Maybe I never finished it completely??? It did get out of hand again and I recently cleaned it out to get it ready for the stuff we were taking out of storage. The stuff that is still sitting in my garage. Oy!
So, tell me, those of you who are joining in, where are you at in this process?