Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Organization or Chaos?

I watched Wife Swap last night and have a question for all of you: do you feel better when your house is in order or when it is in chaos?

I opted to stay home from the gym today (I'll still get in my three days this week - yesterday, Thursday, and Friday - now that I figured out that I don't always have to do the (9:30 - 10:30 class that I love but CAN do the express woman's circuit workout) so I can get some stuff in order. DN-J went down for a nap as soon as we got home. I did another load of laundry (finally caught up), balanced the checkbook, and am now about to tackle my bedroom (it's bad, really bad). I'm striving to have a big obvious difference before DH gets home. Not only will he be thrilled, I'LL be thrilled!!!

On Wife Swap's season premiere, they had a woman who is a professional organizer, and EVERYTHING was super organized and had a place inside her house. Now I'm not saying that I would make my family work on cleaning ALL the time, but I really liked seeing her labeled containers for everything, and her labels even in the refrigerator and cabinets so EVERYONE knew where groceries should get placed (that would help a LOT!). I didn't quite get the other mom's reaction that she needed to bring chaos into this world. So what about you?


Anonymous said...

I don't know Rachel, I thought both of those moms last night were a little scary :-)

Abbe said...

I didn't see the show, but I can tell you that I DEFINITELY prefer the house when it is organized. Not that it has ever happpened that my entire house has been organized at the same moment! But, I do manage to keep small sections of it organized (at least occasionally) and there's nothing like the thrill (and convenience!) of knowing EXACTLY where to find something!

My cousin has labeled containers for everything in her hall closet and one of my goals is to do the same. Right now, I do have opentop containers for medicine, first aid, pet stuff, hotel samples, etc... But it's not so organized that I can put lids on the containers and stack them.

Just my two sheckels!

Anonymous said...

I saw that one and I have to say that I totally identified more with the organized mom than the crazy pirate lady. They were just weird.
I too have been working on our Master Bedroom. I'll need to take some after pics to show you how great it looks. It is becoming a sanctuary!