Organizing To Suit Your Purpose--"Do Over!"
February 1, 2018 blew a hole right through my perfectly re-organized room.
Back in December I blogged about totally revamping our several closets to accommodate my husband's dialysis supplies, how even I needed a different set of eyes for optimal effect, (my daughter). (http://www.icanstraightenoutyourmess.com/single-post/2017/12/25/Organizing-for-Function-Makes-Sense)
On February 1, 2018, my husband suddenly died. We are all still in shock, to be sure, and I am faced with lots of questions. Clearly, the most mundane ones are also the most difficult:
Do I keep the dialysis room and his redone closet as a shrine to my beloved or do I repurpose all over again, just 6 weeks later, into a guest room/den/office and finally get my computer off my dining room table?
Do I let go of his major stereo components that we just rewired and bundled and which are so emblematic of his interests and actually replace them with a smaller system that would suit my needs better?
What about his clothes? When and what to donate? How much to keep?
What do I do with his side of the closet?
There are lots of questions to find the best form and function when doing an organizing project. I know that it is easier to do for someone else, and the questions I need to ask myself are crowded by other questions that are swarming around my head, but I know the best answer is to experiment, much like trying on clothes. What's the best fit?
I invite all of you to follow me on my journey to reorganize and repurpose. Next blog I will share some my ideas and how I implement them.
Contact me to ask me how my dilemmas can help you in solving yours.
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