A New Series: Finding Method in the Madness

Buenos Dias Amigos!

Have you ever noticed that it’s when you  are so busy you can’t see straight that you notice disorganization in your life? When you are busy and something isn’t where it should be or you’ve lost something, it’s a bajillion times more frustrating. Well, that’s how it is for me anyway. And with my insane last 2 weeks of my busy day job, my upholstery client projects, and the Upcycle Challenge, I became acutely aware of everything that was disorganized in my life.  I am a strange anomaly of someone who is not naturally organized but wants organization around them. I crave it even…but don’t practice it.  In my recent busy-ness I promised that as soon as I had some time I would start to get organized.

So, I’m starting a series. It’s called

I’m going to share with you my attempts at organizing parts of my life, for starters,  my space.  I am swallow my pride and will be sharing some disturbing accounts of my disorganization.  I’m ok with self-deprecation! And I think if I put it out there I’m more likely to fix it.  I will not be providing the advice in this series, as I clearly don’t know my ass from my elbow when it comes to this stuff.  But will be relying on others (like bloggers, organization websites, etc.) to help me (and maybe you)!

The first project is my office cubby.  There are lots of things wrong with it but a crazy amount of paper and terrible storage are the big ones….here it is over a year ago….

I’ve since done some work to it and the desk and shelf are now white.  I’ve added a small drawer unit underneath for storage but it’s still a mess….check out the madness….gulp…

So there you have it.  In all it’s embarrassing chaos.

But the good news is I’m going to make it better. I’ve already started. I will keep you updated on the progress and hopefully have others to share some tips along the way.  My closet will be next.  Also a doosey.

If you have some organizing tips to share and would like to be a guest in this series, let me know! I clearly need all the help I can get.



  1. Great series!! I too crave an organized space. I recently went wild with the label maker and while it’s not the prettiest way to label things it sure was effective! Check out the blog “I Heart Organizing”. She is organized (like waaaaaay organized).

  2. Have I been demoted? I thought I was your chief organizational strategist?!?! That baby needs a redo. Happy to give it the clean sweep approach, but you get sad when I throw your stuff out….

  3. I couldn’t agree with you MORE> working from home monday (too busy to take a sick day, but too sick to be at work) I started going nuts on our “office” room. Then I had to litterally tell myself to STOP cleaning and work because really, that’s what was going to make a difference to my brain and crazy week ahead. Anyways, your reason is completely justified.

    It looks like you have some things to organize – could use a few more boxes of varied sizes to organize your drawer (Ikea has a set of nylon ones that fold flat but are useful otherwise). But it also looks like you need a good ol fashioned purge! Grab a bottle of wine and get to it 😉 Throw things out with abandon!!


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