The Urge to Purge

An organizing frenzy seems to overtake me at the most inconvenient times… especially around midnight. Unfortunately the urge doesn’t come often, but when it does I ride the wave to exhaustion. One day I’ll ride it to glory.

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  1. Let’s hear it for getting organized! Day or night….Just testing, really. Mother

  2. When we lived in suburban Atlanta back in the mid 1970s, our little neighbor boy, Danny, came running out the front door one Saturday morning and yelled,”Run! Mama done took a fit to cleanin’!” I laughed ’til my stomach hurt.

  3. That kind of reminds me of my husband. He’s messy until one day he gets sick of it and turns into a “Tasmanian devil” at which point it is best to stay out of his way 😉

  4. Hold everything! The newspaper had a review of the book “A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder (How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-The-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place” by Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman. A quote: “There are people who spend all day keeping things in their places who really wish they had time to do other things, but they feel obligated to do this.” Anyone you know?

  5. Our library owns this book you mention, Bethyl. I put a hold on it and will read it and comment. An interesting theory! I am very organized with paper work; not so with kitchen cupboards and closets. After all I prepared income taxes for over 20 years where a lost W-2 is a crisis not quickly resolved. I never did lose any piece of anyone’s tax returns that I remember. Researching and writing a book is another test of paper organization.

    As I age, I can’t concentrate with too much of a mess around me. Gotta keep those “senior moments” at bay as best I can.

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