When it comes to organizing my finances, my schedule and my goals, I like to think that I’m on top of things most of the time. I have the budget spreadsheet and update it frequently. I check the bank accounts. I write to-do lists and cross them off when the task is completed. It is such a SATISFYING THING and makes me feel I accomplished a lot.
Yet when it comes to things, say organizing your closet or the cupboards in a kitchen, I dread it. I LOATHE the idea of trying to figure where this appetizer tray and where this disposable cutlery goes. I am somewhat notorious for just chucking things into the cupboards, drawers and hoping for the most. Mind you, I have organized a few drawers in the house and they have surprisingly managed to stay somewhat organized.
Some people, such as my sister, LOVE organizing things. There are stores solely dedicated to organizing stuff, organization shows (Or at least I think there are? They should call it “Clear this sh*t OUT.”) And there are even people who are professional organizers. I’m very curious as to how one becomes a professional organizer? Is it considered a freelancing job? My sister would definitely be perfect for it.
It makes me wonder that maybe if we weren’t so consumed by STUFF and driven by the need to accumulate or upgrade things, we wouldn’t have to do so much organizing?
I personally think I don’t have a lot of stuff. Our house is pretty bare. I’m not a big fan of trinkets, vases, vases full of those things that look like tumbleweed or see through balls of yarn or collections of things that will sit and collect dust.
YET I AM CONSTANTLY MISPLACING LOSING STUFF! (Thus losing money because I have to buy the replacement).
I can’t keep track of where I put my stuff.
Honestly. I probably would lose my head if it wasn’t attached to my body. What’s worse is that I lose my mind, meaning I go bonkers trying to find the lost item. I go on this crazy mission of trying to retrace my steps. Sometimes I’ll even check the SAME PLACE two or three times, with their weird idea that maybe it will reappear in that spot or I didn’t check that particular place properly.
I am notorious for losing certain things, the two culprits being water bottles and sunglasses. I have no idea why it is those two particular items. I recently had to make a trip to Costco to get purchase their awesome Contigo water bottle because I had forgotten it at the gym. I even called the gym to see if they still would have had it, but alas, I was told that most likely the cleaners would have chucked it for health and safety reasons.
BUT I LOVED THAT WATER BOTTLE. Like Ricky loves Lucy. I loved how I didn’t have to unscrew the cap to take a sip. All I had to do was just push a button and voila! Instant thirst gratification.
So of course I had to get another one. However, if you are familiar with Costco, you are aware of the fact that almost everything comes in bulk. Except electronics (Imagine if they did! Three TVs for the price of one!)And probably some other items I’m not aware of. Thus, I had to purchase a three pack of water bottles in order to get one. My fiancé uses the other one. I suppose the third one can be considered a spare just in case I am forgetful enough to lose my water bottle AGAIN.
Don’t even get me started on sunglasses. I have gone through so many pairs, that I have set my budget to $30 and under when it comes to buying sunglasses. Is it just me or they are really losable? (I know that is not even a word). It’s as if you put them down for a sec and you automatically forget where you put them. And they’re notorious for falling off peoples’ heads. Think how many sunglasses have been lost from riding roller coasters or doing water sports? This is exactly why I wouldn’t go out and spend $150 on a pair of sunglasses.Image Courtesy of Suat Eman/FreeDigitalPhotos.Net
I had two pairs last year, but managed to lose one pair during my sister’s bachelorette weekend at a cottage resort. I should probably put a tracking device on my current pair…..
And on my water bottle.