An Organizationally Odd Couple
November 11, 2010 8:45 PM Subscribe
Mr. Pr0n likes to keep his stuff in neatly labeled bins. I like to keep my stuff close at hand. How do we find a middle ground where I don't feel suffocated and he's not irritated by clutter? Concrete examples of our organizing styles inside.
posted by freshwater_pr0n to Home & Garden (10 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
To me, a hanging basket full of paint tubes is organized. He considers it a jumble of junk hanging from the ceiling.
A bookcase next to my painting table, full of stacked books and papers and sketchbooks and jars? Looks organized to me - it's not strewn all over the floor, are they? To him, that's an eyesore; bookshelves are for neatly shelved books. Everything else? Little bins!
Shelve the four to six books I'm always reading at any given time as soon as I close the covers, and take them back out of the bookshelf when I want to read them again? Oppressive! And the little bins? When I try to do that, they all turn into filthy little junk drawers.
(And yes, I know that I have ADD.)