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Drawer for small bits and pieces.
Drawer for slightly bigger bits and pieces.
Drawer for large bits and pieces.
Tax return going well then
I don’t organise my drawers, that is what the floor is for…
top of desk,
floor surrounding desk.
that’s a big draw for just stamps, or are they stamping stamps with ink pads?? Possibly carved out of potatoes….???
My drawers overfloweth.. yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of bills to pay I can never find the car insurance certificate for the MOT I forgot..
This reminds me of my Dad’s house after he died – EVERYTHING was ordered, filed and labelled – even his bits showing he’d sold his BP shares. If only I could ever hope to leave me life in that kind of order..
Please keep your blog out of my drawers. Is nothing sacred ?
Where’s the drawer for all the things you need to sweep off the floor but couldn’t possibly categorise?
Or are you actually scarily organised, despite friendly exterior?
I think Bimble has solved everything. That drawer is far too big for stamps. You need to find another place to store all your stamps – hold on…
all 37 of the little critters.
That is a rather large, empty drawer sitting there Mr Walker.
Emma – different drawers for different sized items sounds like a good system. It would work well for people with more small bits and pieces than large bits and pieces.
Ferijen – I had to pause on the tax return today to do drawing.
Bimble – Yes, I do just have a drawer for stamps. It might seem silly but it means I know where they are and it allows for growth in stamp ownership in the future.
Philip/ Kathryn and others – these are not my only drawers. Not everything is arranged so neatly.
Septuagent – I knew someone would make that joke, I just didn’t know who.
Maddie. I do not think that moving my stamps would solve all my problems. But if there is pressure from the general readership I will perhaps consider moving them.
The fact that you have any
ooops, I seem to have inadvertently dropped off half of my comment.
‘drawers that are labelled is worrying for me. I have ‘junk’ drawer(s) and this weekend I had to ask my husband where the batteries were kept and apparently they’ve been in ‘that’ drawer since we moved in…’
Do you have a drawer for drawings that you can draw on in an emergency?
I managed to organize my desk this time around. I then organized my cutlery drawer in the kitchen. I tuned my mandolin. I cleaned out the shelf in my bathroom and binned all those used razor blades and all those little bits of soap. Then finally I uttered a prayer to God in desperation and went into the office and did my taxes. They’re in the post this morning and frankly, Dave, I don’t give a *** that my desk is messy this morning.
Reallly! It’s a private matter between myself and Mr Miffy.
His sock drawer typifies our approach to life in general: organised chaos. Ably helped by our teenage son who plunders his father’s socks on a regular basis.
I have 4 drawers at home:
A drawer for bits and pieces such as staplers, hole punches, bottles of ink, paperclips, items of no conceivable future use etc.
A drawer for paper – I think. I may have reassigned this drawer during the last set of essay deadlines.
A drawer for entertaining things: tin whistles, craft activities and such like
A drawer for computer peripherals and accessories
Cards and writing paper have a separate thing to live in which is not a drawer. Stamps live in my wallet or Mr F’s set of 6 small drawers of usefulness.
Despite this system, my study at home is always covered in piles of paper.
In college I have 1 (one) drawer. My drawer organization at college is thus not particularly exciting.
Dave, you have tricked me into answering your devious drawer related questions rather than doing work. No matter, I have seen through it now and will return to doing things that need to be done.
I am curious to know as to why they don’t just say “paper” “envelopes” “stamps”, etc.
Why the “this is”/”these are”?
I would also be tempted to have one labelled “This is my life” and place a motley collection of objects, designed to bemuse and confuse anyone nosey enough to look…
Put stuff in it until it’s full, then find another one!
On the subject of sock-draw organisation, I buy socks every time I visit Germany. A few years ago I solved The Sock Draw Problem. Under pressure from wife when all had holes, I ditched them all and bought lots and lots of the same type of sock. I can now grab 2 random socks and they are a pair. The flaw in the plan is that I was in Germany at the time. I buy socks every time I visit Germany.
I only have 4 drawers, and all contain clothes. Other items are stored in boxes, or folders, or pockets, or just on the floor.
bit disapointed it was drawers not ‘drawers’ – next time we want pictures of pants!
draws? Now the word sounds funny in my head…
Organise? Exactly like this…
I don’t ever use drawers. I can’t see what’s in them. If I can’t see it, I forget I have it. I use shelves.