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Wish I were tidier

December 20th, 2017 at 10:20 am

I don't know what it is about Christmas, but I feel like my house is one big clutter bucket. I spent this morning trying to get a handle on some things. Our recycling bin is full, which is good. I think part of the problem is I have had so many projects going on here and there and I really don't have a designated area so I tend to move them around and then things get everywhere.

I felt like a Victorian lady this morning writing letters and cards. I have three shut ins I write almost weekly so I got those letters penned. I had some thank you cards to write as well. Then, I got brave and wrote a letter to someone I haven't heard from in almost 30 years. Maybe we will reconnect. We didn't get mad at each other, just drifted apart and she lives three hours away. So, if I hear from her, that will be wonderful and if not, life goes on. I also emailed some greetings this morning and then got some presents ready for the gals who cut our hair.

I do feel a little better having things a little tidier. I just wish I would be more on top of it so I didn't have to do a big long project on getting stuff back in an orderly fashion. Maybe that could be a good goal for 2018.

8 Responses to “Wish I were tidier”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Sounds like a good goal!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I wish I were tidier, too!

    I hope you hear from your old friend.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    I wish I was tidier too! What's that saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? Yeah, I wish I'd heed those words. Wink

  4. snafu Says:

    As you mentioned Victorian times, would you enjoy a 'writing box' to hold all hand writing supplies? I've no idea of preferred style, size or budget. There are beautiful boxes at Michael's crafts or Carved wooden boxes in Asian themed shops which are often only a few dollars at Thrift outlets. A Staples or Dollar Store Accordion' file is very efficient and can look attractive when covered in gift paper held by spray glue . IKEA's ' Ypperling' box [$ 9.] might work, ETSY has lovely craftwork. The 3 ring binders that have a zipper closing, would likely work well, page protectors would hold your various choice of stationary or cards.

    We all use laptops and smart phones in various locations so I've large, attractive, fabric type, pencil 'boxes' at each 'station' where they's easy access electric outlets within reach with most used desktop items. Very effective end to grumbling

  5. Buendia Says:

    Tidy during the winter break is really hard! For everything I tidy up, there are two people and two pets living with me who are leaving things out, knocking things over, opening Christmas cards and leaving the ripped envelopes somewhere, slippers in the hallway, dogfood dribbles, vignettes of toys, "where is my --- (fill in the blank)" and various dishes and glasses. It's 4 to 1 - I can't keep up! But I so love the holidays, and I figure I can catch up on the weekend...

  6. PatientSaver Says:

    I hear ya! In my own case, I'm amazed at how much mess one person living alone can create.

    I sent a Christmas card to an old high school friend. There was a rift between us lasting about 6 or 7 years now. She is the kind to hold grudges. I told her in the card, life is short, and old friends are precious. Still haven't heard from her so i guess i won't hold my breath.

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks, Snafu for the ideas.

    PatientSAver, hope you hear from your friend too. Maybe she put the card in a pile and plans to message you after the holidays. Let's hope so.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Untidy describes my house most days ... and that's just the upstairs. Go in the basement (or "man cave") ... shudder.

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