Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Crap Placeholder

It all starts out simple enough. John can't find a CD. A green one. That used to be sitting right on this desk. He starts looking for it. He is digging through all the usual places--the desk drawers, the junk drawers, the boxes of his in the basement labeled "John's crap--knives, shot glasses, military uniforms." Then it escalates.

Suddenly, he is decrying our lack of organization. He is rummaging around in the storage room, moving boxes all herky jerky, exclaiming how this house is nothing but a big "crap placeholder. We should just put an ad in the paper saying ' Do you have crap? Then bring it to our house!'"

I am suddenly at his side, moving boxes with him, because, dammit, this is not a crap placeholder. How can he possibly say that? This is our stuff and our house. And, yes, it isn't as well organized as it should be. In fact, the storage room looks like a U-Haul just took a big dump in it..... It is so bad in there that I can't even get the Christmas decorations back in. They are sitting in the middle of the basement floor. Oh. I guess that is what he is talking about. But that is what New Year's Resolutions are for. So, add another one to my list: Organize crap.

10 comments:

Andrea & Ben said...

I have been talking about organizing my crap all my adult life. I think I was born with a disorganized gene and will forever have a "Monica" room. I cannot even contain it in a closet.

Laura said...

So, did you find the CD?

Katie said...

Laura: Still haven't found the CD

Andrea: I have lots of Monica closets. Basically every closet of mine is a Monica closet...and a few rooms as well. But, if you walk in my house (well, before having a toddler living with me) you would have said my house was very clean and uncluttered. HA! Just open a cabinet and you'll see where it all is!!

The Quinn Report said...

Just like Andrea said, I think we ALL have a "crap room." I find that it only gets worse instead of better. Damn.

Angie said...

Allen will say the same thing about "we have too much crap." I hate it. He's been on a major organization kick since we've moved here.

Anonymous said...

Add Jim to John't team. :(

Joel and Angela said...

I have the desk in the back room that I throw stuff on and think "I will get to it in a minute". Then that minute turns into days, then weeks. Then I just end up throwing it all away because I obviously didn't need it within the past 2 months!

Natalie said...

Not only does my husband save EVERYTHING, we were both born w/a clutter gene. We struggle with organization and decorating skills. We also have paper-pile up issues. Someday, when we are rich (ha ha), and Matt retires from the Army and we build our dream home, I'm having an organization expert and interior designer take care of everything in those departments. I'm clueless. And, here, we have no basement, no garage, no attic and one very very small storage nook in which my husband is storing his beer brewing items. We do have a beautiful balcony with an ocean view. It has two extra-large suitcases and Army trunks hanging out there waiting for a home. Therefore, we never use it. Even though three of the bedrooms open up onto it. What a waste! So, I feel your pain but can offer no suggestions!

bevo said...

I think we should have some kind of a support system to help each other get rid of crap!

Cheryl said...

That room is going to be on one of those organizing shows on TLC soon, isn't it?