Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Organizing Hell

Yesterday started with some cardio!

  • 3 mile run on treadmill
  • 10 minute incline power walk
  • 15 minutes on elliptical

It was a great way to start the day because my meals when down hill pretty fast and then I got myself into organizing hell!

Here’s what happened.

First, it’s Justin’s fault.

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He left me in a house filled with chocolate to go see a movie with his Dad.  In order to keep myself from eating all of said chocolate, I thought I would busy myself with an organizational project I have been thinking about.

The goal was:

  • Collect all the yarn in the house and organize it in one location.  I had the most hideous pile of yarn, yarn scraps and unfinished yarn projects beside our bed, on the floor.  There were baskets and bags and just a total mess.  Plus there were other piles of yarn all over the house, including the garage!

In order to make this happen, I had a very simple plan.

  • Empty contents of spare bedroom closet and remove storage shelves from closet.
  • Empty contents of black wire shelving in laundry room and reconfigure to fit in spare bedroom closet.
  • Take storage shelves that were originally in spare bedroom closet and put them in laundry room.

Here are the parts of that failed:

1. I had no plan for the crap that came out of the spare bedroom closet and now we are looking at this:

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2. I didn’t plan on how I was going to stack the shelving units that came out of the spare bedroom closet.  I thought they would just sit on top of each other. Wrong…..and any parts that are required for making them stack are long gone.  So, we went from floor to ceiling storage in the laundry room to two shelves. Not going to work.

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The part that did work is that all the yarn in the house is now organized in one location!  I didn’t realize I had so much yarn!

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I created a huge mess and we go out of town tomorrow!

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But look how neat and nice all my yarn looks!

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I thought Justin’s head might explode when he saw the mess and the only thing that came out of it was that my yarn was organized!

I ended the day by going over to a friend’s house and spending time with friends from high school.

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Facebook keeps us all connected, but it’s good to see them in person at least once a year too!

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Several people had already left by the time I remembered to get my camera out. Sad smile

It was fun to see everyone and catch up.

Okay, I better get busy. I have a lot to do before we leave tomorrow!  Happy Tuesday!


  1. Do you keep potatoes in your spare bedroom? LOL

  2. Oh nevermind I think thats your laundry room! I missed that part and was too interested in pics :)


  3. What a great way to organize your yarn! I love organizing. I am pretty sick that way. Put me in a junk room and leave me be and I will be as happy as a clam :) Have a great trip!!!!