Life Laundry


That’s the title of a book I have.  Somewhere (I think it was a TV series too)

It is all about organising your life.  Or something.  I can’t be more specific because I mislaid it soon after I bought it so never actually got round to reading it

I vaguely recall it said something about sorting out stuff though, like drawers and shelves, as well as managing time more effectively and generally being a very organised individual who never has to look for a book they once bought again, because it would be on the shelf where books like that belong

Trouble is, as I said, I lost it

It WAS under the bed.  I remember seeing it there once when I was looking for something else.  But then we decorated the bedroom and under-the-bed got all organised so I can’t find anything that used to be under there now

My underwear drawer is the same.  It spread out to invade my scarf drawer and my pyjama drawer.  And sometimes under the bed

Now, I have too much underwear.  I don’t wear most of it, I just bought it because, well because I could.  Like the book.  I should sort out my underwear

I found a whole rack of clothes I forgot I had recently, in a wardrobe in my son’s room.  And before you say anything, no, he wasn’t borrowing them – I needed somewhere to put some stuff and he had a space.  That was about two years ago.  Need to organise that really

I could go on, the list of things I need to sort out is endless

I never will though  

Life really is too short for laundering

Instead I shall wake up each day knowing it will be interesting and varied.  I will start new projects and never finish them.   I will buy things I don’t need and put them ‘ somewhere’ and then forget about them

One day I will dig that book out and read it

10 thoughts on “Life Laundry

  1. What you need is lose this book and get another book… A book called “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. Freeman.
    I bought it about three years ago, read parts of it and then lost it in the mess… What I read in it changed my whole attitude towards myself regarding ordering and clearing out my stuff. I became more forgiving to myself which unexpectedly lead to being more organized. I still have some major sorting out to do here, but it’s easier to do it now.
    I found the book again a couple of months ago, I still haven’t read it totally yet, but this time I’m not going to lose it. 😉

    • Well, since buying books (not necessarily reading them!) is one of my many ‘hobbies’, I shall certainly be investing in this one! Thank you!! 🙂

      *update* – just ordered it from Amazon! ha ha

  2. That was one of the bonus’s about painting my house, it forced me to sort through everything and throw out all the stuff I had put somewhere for later use but never did. It really is a easier now. lol xxx

    • Absolutely!!!! My experience as a blogger has made me think that a lot of bloggers share this attitude to life too…..I’m sure there’s a study in there somewhere…:D

  3. You need to let go of the things you don’t need or aren’t going to use/wear. Take them to a charity shop or give them away. It’s easier to organise less “stuff”.

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