While we were cleaning up the kitchen after a dinner party, my girlfriend asked where the Ziplocs were. I pointed to the drawer. She opened it then started laughing like a crazy woman. (Her reaction could be partially attributed to the wine, I guess.)
“This is the neatest drawer I’ve ever seen in a kitchen. Ever!”
I walked over and took a look.
Sure, I have a vast array of zip bags – I don’t use them much, but you never know when you’re going to need just that certain sized bag. Am I right?
Everything in the drawer has its place, little spots that perfectly fit the box that goes there. And even an open space for twist-ties, rubber bands, and…is that a plastic gator in there, too? Yep, even toy alligators have a spot.
I have found that there are some things in my life I need to have complete control over. Husband and family? Definitely not! Book reviews? Absolutely not! But the Ziploc drawer? Heck yes!!!
I enjoy having certain pockets of my world in strict order: the table next to my writing chair has two (yes, I needed two!) desk organizers on it. The closet with my writing books and promotional items is orderly and labeled within an inch of its life. But then I look at the pileup of cowgirl boots, running shoes, and flip-flops at the bottom of my clothes closet, and just grin.
Why do certain things in our lives have to be neat and tidy, and others can be a certifiable disaster – and we just don’t care? What are the things in your world that you leave messy, and what are the areas that you absolutely must have in order?
Have a ‘neat’ day!
“Rode Hard and Put Up Satisfied”
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