It’s Monday. We’re in a good mood, and we don’t know why. Instead of a heavy post to bog you down at the start of the week, we wanted to do something fun. Think of the following as an instructional manual for how to be overwhelmed by your clutter. Feel welcome to add to the list in our comments (and try not to take this too seriously, we’re just having some fun).
- Aspire to unrealistic depictions of “organization” boards on Pinterest.
- Walk through a model home and stress out about how much more clutter you have than the house where no one lives.
- Understand that a stack of random school papers on the kitchen table is the end of the world.
- Make a mental list of how you aren’t as “together” as [person X]. Review it daily.
- Compare yourself to other parents/workers/neighbors.
- Blow off the laundry for one day, toss up your hands and say, “Well that’s it, then.”
- Realize that you’ll never be perfect, so there’s no use in trying.
- Believe that an “organized person” = “good person.” The opposite is true, obviously.
- Decide you have to be organized RIGHT NOW. It only takes 30 minutes on television shows!
- Forget that organizing is a skill, attribute it to genetics.
- Toss and turn in bed, mentally reviewing all the things you have to do tomorrow, and refuse to write any of those items down.
- Stop inviting friends over because your house doesn’t look like a magazine.
- Create a filing system based on a secret code you have to reference to be able to use.
(Today’s post inspired by Annie Mueller.)