Have we all read the story about the adorable little mouse that when given a cookie, keeps getting distracted by other things only to end up back at the cookie? Well then, you know exactly what it's like when I clean out a closet.
I have a fairly decent sized walk-in closet in my bedroom. (Well technically off of my bathroom that's attached to my bedroom). Since I don't have an extensive wardrobe and neither does my husband, the closet lends itself to being able to store other things as well.
This basically means that a lot of clutter and madness ends up in there and I have officially had it.
I decided that this week (that's right, I said WEEK) I would be devoted to cleaning and organizing this thing once and for all. It's Wednesday and I have created more of a mess than I had in the first place.
Here's how it went down.
First , I decided to put all our old mismatched photo albums and boxes of pictures into nice new matching albums that I purchased....two years ago. So I had to take them all out of the shelf in my closet and they are now in piles on my dining room table.
Then, I unearthed a ton of frames that I no longer use. I decided that I should "Nate Berkus*" those bad boys with some spray paint and give them new life, but it's cold and I can't do it now, so I guess I'll get a bin out of the basement and set those aside for a great spring day.
Now, I have a giant empty shelf in the closet that I need to put something on, so I contemplated moving our printer and shredder in there since the printer is wireless and we are limited on space in our bedroom/office. I was just about to move everything when I realized that we have no outlets in the closet. Stop. Call husband on realities of getting outlets. Sigh, possible, but it will have to wait.
Next, I decide that even though it's not a finished basement, now that the kids are getting older, I think I can move most of my craft stuff downstairs. My daughter really likes using it and we have a spare table that we can set up down there and I can actually leave projects out while I'm working on them.
I head down to the basement and spend some time clearing an area to put my closet craft stuff in and I get completely distracted by other things that aren't organized down there.
Is it any wonder why it's Wednesday and it literally looks like I managed to clear one shelf in my closet while the rest of my house exploded?
This blog may be a glaring expose' into adult ADD, but I know eventually I will get back to the cookie....er..I mean closet. I could totally go for a cookie though.
*Using "Nate Berkus" as a verb is totally acceptable.