Monday, November 7, 2011
Reorganize and Simplify
Every once in a while it's a good idea to pull everything out and have a good clean out. I find that since my stroke, I lose track of stuff more easily. I need to be reminded periodically of what I have. As I go through my things I can decide what to keep and what to sell or give away. It's important to be organized and know where things are to keep from re-purchasing items you already have. If you need a thing and can actually get your hands on it when you need it, you won't end up with double purchases. Most of the time simplicity is best. When I was broke and could only afford one metal nail file, I always knew where it was. Now I have three of them and I can never find one. Sometimes it's better to have less. When I got my first place, I had a grand total of three pots. I could always find them. Now I have lost count of what I have and I waste lots of time finding the one I really want to use. This is a problem of affluence akin to having 100 channels of cable and nothing to watch. When I was a kid, we had about seven or eight free channels on the TV and I never had a problem finding something to watch. Sometimes more is less.