No matter what needs to be done, it must begin at the start or one has to retrace to get it done right. That is precisely why being orderly helps and before I get going, let me introduce you to Monika Kristofferson who kindly says, ” You don’t have to be perfect to be organized.”… HA! ( as my oldest son Daniel often responds), that is encouraging.
I certainly prefer orderliness and remember cleaning up drawers and closets for friends of long ago, and now, every once in a while, I think about doing my own.
I tend to lean on making excuses to slowly reach the fork junction that stops me on my tracks, oh, where, where did I put that ? I bet you know what I’m talking about! Well, here is another hands up with a solution:
“A place for everything and everything in its place.” _Samuel Smiles, Thrift
That seems reasonable yet scattered brain activities hinder the process, and I have been told once, twice and more than I would like to remember ” it’s a guy thing to be disorderly.”… Somewhere I read and have passed it on though I’m not sure my voice was loud enough to be heard and maybe I lost my clout for having let it slide for too long…
Whatever… Like things with like things seems to be the start of making order. Books with books, papers with papers, change with change in a jar or a tin, t-shirts with t-shirts, cups with cups, etc… I think it proper to give a teenager a good looking trash can for the things that need to be discarded.