An Organized Life is a Happy Life


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About a week ago, I got a bee in my bonnet.


Not literally; I don’t wear a bonnet.


I finished Camp NaNoWriMo and suddenly realized that my house was a disaster.  I’m sill working my way out of the aftermath of a renovation, not to mention having ignored my home during both June and August.  It was time to make a change.


I’ve spent most of my free time since then tidying, organizing, and cleaning.  I’ve spent way more time and money than is probably healthy in the local dollar store (buying baskets/cleaning gear/equipment/etc.) and the house is finally starting to approach a state of livability that it hasn’t seen in months (okay… years.)  It’s not done yet, but it’s coming along.


I have a bad tendency to focus a little too much on my current project, and Camp NaNo has been no exception.  In fact, I haven’t written anything since I started the cleaning wave.  I’m not sure if that’s entirely healthy (I do need to learn ways to focus on more than one thing at a time) but it’s what I have to work with right now. Things are going to get busier in the next few weeks (the start of fall means work will start to pick up and then NaNo will start) so I’m taking the time now to make sure things are in order.


As much order as my life ever sees, anyway.


Do you find organizing things gets a little difficult sometimes?

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3 Responses to An Organized Life is a Happy Life

  1. Mary Beth says:

    That balance is way-unreachable for me. I feel the stress of not keeping things tidier but seem able to set it all aside for other things. I did spend this afternoon doing the three-pile approach to an area – put away, donate, throw. The throw bag is gone. The donate bag is by the door and the rest is in process. **shakes head**

  2. @CR_Writes says:

    @CarrieMumford Thanks for the RT! Correct link is here: or on my homepage. 🙂