Back in the days of flatting, pre-marriage, I used to be a bit of messy girl.
Ok, who am I kidding? I still AM! I am a mess-a-holic but I am getting better at being organised and I am truly beginning to appreciate tidiness and being able to find things quickly - like the top of our dining table.
One of my nice flatmates once told me that even though my room was always a mess, it was always in 'organised piles.' I loved that description of it, because I really did know where [almost] everything was.
I'm not so good at remembering where everything is these days and I think it's because I have more on my hands to think about, a little crawler for one massive thing. When I forget to put my keys back in the usual place, I run around the house like a headless chicken until I finally find them. And it's only when I find them that I remember thinking, when I put them down, 'I mustn't forget that I've put them there.' Duh. I can see my Dad shaking his head at me and saying, 'You drip.' If he ever were to read this blog, I almost guarantee that's what he would be thinking.
Here's a small look at my dining table. For the tidy folk out there, please avert your eyes incase of horror (or terror?).
I've got my computer - everyday use, TL! magazine (bought especially for the puzzles and competitions), the stampy doodling, a big tapemeasure, our camera, a wobbly pencil, my pincushion, junkmail, the heatpump control and a few more things...
It is messy, but it's easy to tidy up. Unfortunately the home for a few of these things is the table until further notice. I'm searching out a good set of drawers to use for tools, crafty-stuff and stationery stuff. So when that arrives (yet to be found for a bargain price online), I am going to feel a little more organised.
Welcome to my world. Am I the only one out there who lives in untidiness? Is it tragic? I do have a plan for tidying it up. It just involves time. Am I being naughty by leaving stuff around? Am I alone in the world or are there other people out there like me?
I try to tidy it up a little every day, but it goes back to being messy again. I get out loads of stuff - I honestly do use nearly everything there each day. Honest!