Finding Room to Find Things

The Monday Fox asked: “What’s first on your to-do list for 2023?”

Lists are good for me, especially with all that goes on in my life. I used to have a phenomenal memory and never made a grocery list, copy a schedule, etc., but now, it’s not staying, especially if I write it down. I used to be able to picture what I wrote in my head, but honestly, I write things down now so that I don’t have to try to remember them.

And believe me, I don’t.

I like to make lists because when things are over-whelming, I can pick and choose tasks, or see that I actually have accomplished more than it seems.

It really helps.

This year it is ORGANIZATION.

“Getting rid of”   what many consider ‘clutter’ is not working for us. As soon as I get rid of things, I need them, or someone near me really needs them.

 I am finding better ways of storage, better ways of utilizing what we have, better ways of making things do double-shifts and multi-tasking.

I’m good at multi-tasking, so my appliances, utensils, storage, (and supplies of all kinds), can learn to step-up, too!

Son#1 recently needed to use more of our garage space, and we found the room.

It’s amazing the storage you can find if you look around.

Maybe you don’t want storage, but we do. I am waiting for the start of the year to get organized in the house.

Just a few days before I begin.

I hope that everyone reading this has a wonderful holiday season and a blessed 2023.


About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.
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9 Responses to Finding Room to Find Things

  1. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I totally understand the frustration of getting rid of things and then needing them! My condo is about 40 percent smaller than the house I moved from, so I thought I needed to be ruthless. I do need to organize the things I still have so that I can find things when I need them. Good luck with your projects!

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  2. Jeff Salter says:

    It seems like every time I’ve tried to undertake a SIGNIFICANT reorganization project, I’ll get part way — maybe even halfway — thru and then external circumstances will abruptly halt that project. In some cases, being half-through is worse than never having started it at all… because you have to walk around all that stuff you have segregated.

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  3. I have hung onto things thinking I might need them as soon as I get rid of them. I need to get organized too. But I also need to declutter, there are things here that I haven’t used in two or more years.
    Happy New Year.

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  4. Elaine Cantrell says:

    We desperately need to organize here. My husband and I have both committed to starting with our closets. So much of our closet space is taken up by Christmas decorations, but they’re staying. We’ll just have to throw some clothes and shoes away. Happy New Year!

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    • Oh, I am glad that you have a husband who is willing to declutter. Mine, who grew up in a house full of kids yet his mother always had things looking like a spread in Better Homes and Gardens, doesn’t care if our place looks like Sandford and Son’s.


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