Hi, I hope this counts as organising. I cleaned out my bedside shelf, and found the notebook that I'd used while I was laid up for about 7 months last year. I had jotted down some of the gems I found on this forum.... it kept me sane and laughing, and I thought you all might get a kick out of some of these....there were so many I could have kept but I just jotted these down. So, this is part of my de-cluttering for this week, to share these and then throw them away. This can be my little "thank you" tribute to everyone on here.
Sorry if I misquote any of you.. my writing and notes were a bit of a jumble.
Quiltglo "We all think (this forum) is one of the nicest ones on GW. If anyone gets snarky, they just get told to hush."
RJVT "I organized our Barbie shoes in the vacuum bag".
Purple Jade (on her DH's box of junk) " I asked him what all that was and he said, with some sarcasm, 'It's CALLED odds and ends'".
ELizabeth10029 on expensive bras " Unfortunately you have to choose between granite counters and bras".
TallySue, on storing 1st Aid stuff "The toilet forms a natural seat to put the wounded on, and they can't stain anything permanently by bleeding all over it, and the light in there is great!"
Wendy the Pooh "We have the perfect junk drawer... the back is missing from it, so...the junk just falls from the back down into the cabinet below, so vwallah! the drawer is clean".
Cupofkindness "Once it came to me like clouds parting and a light shining in my brain: Finish what needs to be done each day".
Steve O "I speak as a 'mostly de-cluttered' male....who DOES have two boxes of cables and wires in the basement..but only one of each type of cable/wire."
Marge727, on soccer schedules, burp cloths and stages of life "If you hang in there long enough - you can do it all; just not at the same time."
Duluthinbloomz on why she likes gardening "I didn't have to put it somewhere or do something with it when I was finished."
Tally Sue "I gave myself permission to have ideas without being 'required' to follow up on them".
Sumbo "Seems a bit odd to me when I carry home my new roll of plastic bin liners in my green enviro bag!"
Marge727 "If someone told me the gift I gave them got swept up in a tornado, I would say 'WOW'. Who can argue with a natural disaster".
Tre3 on why she enjoys the garden "Is it because in the garden a weed is so clearly a weed? No thinking or decision making, just pull it!"
CelticMoon on keeping flower arrangement vases "of course if I get loaded down with flower arrangements, I'll probably have a bigger problem than vases. I'll figure somebody else can worry about vases then".
Tre3 in answer to someone asking about throwing away single earrings..."Do you know anyone who has a third peircing in their ear? Perhaps they'd welcome your gift of mateless earrings"
Celticmoon on decluttering "And shimmering before me throughout will be the vision of luscious empty breathing space, cradling what stays".
Stephanie in ga "when... I can get more done 'while I wait' it is satisfying and feels, for just a moment, like I have things under control. Then the moment is gone..."
Jiggreen on her teenager's room "those two stacks of important papers... sitting there on this desk in perfect order, they sort of glowed with a golden light. He is a teenager after all, but at least there is a glimmer of a future organizer there, when he gets over his teenage slovenliness".
Maggie Berry to her closet "It's over, I can't take it... it's not you, it's me. You don't make me happy any more".
Shades of Idaho "I do not think we need to punish ourselves just because what was important to us at one time turns out to not be important now."
Celtic Moon "I'm going for the aging hippie, earth mother look. Not sure what to do with my feet when it gets too cold for sandals though".
Artistic attorney "the only thing absolutely organized in my home are the (15) books on how to be organized".
Gotta love you all.