An Organization Frenzy

*Originally posted before the great blog deletion of 2009.*

I am in an organization frenzy!

It all started when me and my mom were in the midst of one of our daily e-mail conversations. We started talking about graduate school and all the plans that go with that. I thought I had it all planned out but I realized that it wasn't as planned out as I would have liked it. So, what did I do you ask? I made a time line. Now, here is where my organizational OCD comes into play. I made the mother of all time lines. This time line starts in August 2009 and does not end until Fall of 2013. This time line is a month-by-month breakdown of my life. I put every date you could possible put on it. I have internship dates, I have scholarship dates, I even have dates to remind me to look for the scholarship paperwork online to begin with. Now, some of you are probably saying to yourself right now, she needs help. Some of you may even be picking up your phone right now and dialing your favorite shrink. Let me assure you, this is becoming normal for me. As I like to say, it's just how I roll.

Oh, and, might I add that these fits of orgnaization do not last only a fwe hours or a few days. Oh no, they last a week, may be even two weeks.

Today I was doing laundry and I looked at my closet and I couldn't stand it one. more. second. What did I do, I organized it too. First my life, then my closet. Makes sense to me. How did I organize my closet you ask? Well, the same way anyother organization obsessed person might; jackets, tops, bottoms, and dresses. Harmless right. Brace yourselves. I didn't stop at jus those four categories, I made sub-categories! Now for this I am really proud of myself so no laughing or eye-rolling. The jackets go from longsleeve, to three-quarte length, to shortsleeve, as do the tops. The bootoms go from jeans, to dress pants, to capris, to skirts. The dressese go from three-quarter length sleeve, to shortsleeved, to sleevless. This is all, of course, form left to right; the same way we read.

May I provide you with a picture of my stellar organizational skills (or hysteria).

After that, I happened to glance over and see the door handle that holds all my jewelry.

I was just as disgusted with it as I was with my closet before I unleashed my amazing organizational skills on it. So much so that I sat right down at my computer to look for an appropriate organizational tool. And guess what I found, a website made especially for people in the midst of organizational hysteria. Amazing!

I organized my top desk drawer but I am still unhappy with it. I don't have the correct organizational products to deal with it. I'll leave that for another fit.

Now that I think about it, I could sort each category of clothes by color too!


sarah said...

"Now that I think about it, I could sort each category of clothes by color too!"

who's idea was that again?!?!

Mari-jane said...

Too funny, I do that with my closet too! I thought it came from working retail many moons ago, now I have to add OCD to my list of afflictions!!

Savannah said...

I have to give it up. It was Sarah's Idea to organize by color.