Thursday, June 5, 2008

Clutter, clutter, where's your bin?

I went to Staples today to buy a calendar. Or an organizer. Or a notepad. See, the whole not-knowing-what-I'm-looking-for was problem number one. What I'm really looking for is some magic tool to help me get organized so that I no longer have two calendars with different appointments (few of which overlap), three or four to-do lists (none of which contain whatever it is that I'm bound to really need done), and a brain that goes stir-crazy every night trying to stir its way out of the stew that is my life.

I spent over thirty minutes browsing, picking up, flipping through, and putting back. M ran back and forth through the aisles from one side of the store to the other. K made it halfway up an off-limits ladder. Both kids took every collegiate notepad off one shelf and put them back on another shelf (but hey, at least they put them back). The only thing I bought was a set of alphabet window clings for our sliding glass doors. Which, honestly, is just going to add to the disarray.

Is there something I'm missing? Or is this just me? I'm usually very anal, very organized, with labeled bins, file folders, etc. But that's the organization of stuff, here and present. I'm looking for something to organize me, my life, my thoughts, my duties. Day Runner hasn't even scratched the surface on that one.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Dude. I have yet to find a product that will organize my brain. There is that one mom agenda planner thing... Actually, I think it's called mom agenda. I think that's really the name. Lots of people like that one. I don't use a take-it-with-me planner anymore. Just the wall thing. And I do not claim to be organized.