kitchen table math, the sequel: organization porn

Friday, March 6, 2009

organization porn

That's what Carolyn's friend calls this kind of thing.

I'm not there yet.

Needless to say.

6 comments:

Doug Sundseth said...

Those people spend too much time working on cleaning to have any time to spend working on working. (Cleaning is a fine way to avoid real work, IME.)

Cranberry said...

Don't say that to the Germans.

Catherine Johnson said...

Doug - you WOULD say that!

You're the fellow who came up with the term FAULT SLIPPAGE, if I'm not mistaken.

Catherine Johnson said...

I have had far too many occasions to recall that term in recent months.

Redkudu said...

I love it. I'm an organizer. I actually used to take on side jobs helping folks organize homes, closets, files, etc. (I honestly do get excited about a cluttered space - especially if I'm going to be able to organize it.)

A while back I started wondering just what was it about organizing that was so fascinating to me, especially since I've often been teased about it throughout my life. I realized that organization is much like a puzzle for me. (Oddly enough, I don't much like puzzles.) There's some satisfaction to finding the perfect container for everything, the perfect spot for each container. Since I don't have the type of budget that allows buying a lot of the fancier storage items available at the stores, it's always been about finding a bargain item and putting it to use - even for things it isn't intended for. It's the challenge and reward of making my living space look nice. Right now I have my dream house - but it's a *very* cozy little hand-built bungalow from the 40's - not a lot of closet or cabinet space built in, not like you'd expect in today's houses. (Actually, no cabinets anywhere, and only 3 closets.) I'm liking the challenge!

I also like to have everything convenient to my reach for each occasion. What Doug says is somewhat true for me, in that if my area is cluttered I can't get my work done until it's clean.

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