Day 24: A few Micro Spaces. This by far was the most frustrating day
so far. Mainly because I thought it would be easy.
Thank Goodness I had some Toto to listen to while I worked.
Space #1: Charging area.
I keep all our charging things on a shelf next to an outlet.
This little thing improved my life. The whole issue of where
to charge phones and cameras and gizmos always
made my blood pressure rise a bit.
But honestly, if the basket is this stuffed, the
blood pressure starts up again. Even just looking at it!
Found a few useful things. Now that I work out
I can take these babies to the gym.
My pile to consult with husband. That will be a challenge.
He doesn't like to throw useful things away.
The question you have to ask yourself:
Is it useful to you?
Sometimes you have to give up and cut your losses.
Behold the graveyard of dead batteries
and broken electronics.
Seriously? This is what I ended with. That rocks!
Space #2: the "Landing Pad." You have to have
a place to land. But it's got to have a purpose. We all use this for
sunglasses and keys mainly.
But wait? How did all that junk get in that tiny space?
The debris of my life. This was the frustration.
What is all that stuff? What is it for? Why am I hanging on to it?
And what do those keys even open?
Pitched most of it, and put the rest back.
Space #3: Dresser Top. Infuriating, because I realize
much if this stuff was moved here from other days of the
31 project! I guess you could say kind of triumphant too.
I'm at least acknowledging that I tend to shuffle things
from space to space
Also did a small bin in the bedroom. Guess what?
This bin was a bunch of stuff I picked up from downstairs
three months ago.
It's just been sitting there. In my room. Waiting to be dealt with.
It's obnoxious the stuff I hang onto.
Finished with a clear desk, a small bag of trash,
and a large shoebox full of odds and ends to donate.
So why was this so hard? Basically because each of those little items was something I was putting off. The picks needed to be put into the guitar case. The scout badge needed to be put onto the uniform. I pulled out the uniform only to find that I didn't leave enough room, so then had to remove another badge, then wash the thing before I can even finish the task. The bag of stuff that my husband has put off making decisions about. The realization that I'm just moving stuff from space to space. The devil is in the details, they say. The devil of this project is that the buck stops in these micro spaces. It is always so easy to just blow off the bottom of the slush pile, but then you don't ever finish. Well at least it's done!