Now, I'm not quite at the "Hoarders" stage just yet but left to my own devices - one never knows. :D
Please tell me I'm not alone! Do any of you, my dear readers, have a problem with storage and/or putting things back in their proper place?
The way I look at it there are a couple of issues at play here. The first: if you couldn't tell already, I am horribly sentimental. I have a hard time tossing anything with which I have an emotional connection. What does that mean? Well, if someone gives me a magazine subscription, for example, I find it difficult to recycle any of those issues because it was a gift from someone special. So I keep them until I'm finally in one of my cleaning moods and detached enough to toss 'em. I have to take advantage of those days because they're rare and I never know when they're going to come on.
Secondly, I am of the mindset that "I may need that one day!". I have held on to the most minute of scraps, just because it could look perfect in that certain collage. Really? If I still have it six years later, and that collage hasn't materialized yet, shouldn't that be a sign that it's probably not going to happen? It should be, but it happens more often than I care to admit.
The third reason is hard to admit - I'm kind of lazy. :) I just don't want to take the extra two minutes it would take to put the dang whatever-it-is away. Honestly, this is embarrassing. Maybe by admitting it here, it will be an impetus to change. Here's hoping! :D
Brian and I decided this past weekend that we're going to do some remodeling in our house - namely, my studio will now be upstairs and Brian's photography studio will now take the place of my former studio downstairs. This is a MAJOR project. It's going to take a lot of work and a LOT of organizing. I'm already dreading the task, but the end result will be totally worth it. Wish us luck!
I have NO excuse not to be organized! Onward and upward! :D
Here's an ATC I made with much of the ephemera I'd forgotten I had after a good cleaning. I need to do this more often! :D