Yup. It's true. And it's been there for a very long time and more crap keeps joining it on a daily basis. Oh I know that you have crap in your drawers too. Maybe just in one drawer or maybe you have it in many drawers like I do. Now that the small person has started school (picture very sad face on her Mummy and totally ecstatic face on small person); I have an extra 3 hours to fill in my day. "Woohoo" many of you will be saying but truth be told, I'm feeling a little lost this week. I'm giving myself this week to do whatever I can to distract myself from the fact that my babies are growing up and becoming more independant. And for me, a great distraction technique is sorting out crap.
|Eloise on her first day of school|
This is also a sure fire way of impressing the other half who, being a Virgo, really can't stand crap in drawers. Every so often (and usually at completely inappropriate times like just before a dinner party or at 11.55pm on a week night) he will empty the drawers of shame (and sometimes the cupboards of shame which are far worse) and begin a mammoth sorting project which doubles up as 'making a point'. This (and you will know this if you have a similar person in the house) is often a wordless but extremely noisy process. It involves a great deal of sighing, swearing under the breath and often some slamming of whatever is at hand, all of which is extremely impressive but unfortunately hasn't yet enabled me to keep the drawers of shame tidy and crap free for very long. Don't get me wrong, I give a very similar performance when I open the drawers of the children of the house. This is mostly because they contain unusual and slightly disturbing items like half eaten biscuits carefully wrapped in tissue and the odd illegal item such as a Bratz doll which has been procured from the school jumble sale and hidden from Mummy who has banned them on account of their wierdness (you have to take their feet off to put their clothes on) and inappropriate role modelling message (mean Mummy).
|Just some of the random crap I found in my drawers.|
Anyway, back to my mission of cleaning out of drawers. My question to you is, what on earth do you do with the unaccountable crap? I mean the stuff that you don't really know what it is, but it must belong to something (for example that clearish plastic thingamy in the top left of the photo) and you know as soon as you throw it out, you will find the thing it belongs to, which will no longer work without the thing you threw out last week? I know if I just put it back in the drawer, it will become magnetised and attract more unidentified crap until I can't find the particular item from the drawer full of crap that I was looking for. What do you do?
|Exhibit A: Random thing. The top acorn has a bell in it and the bottom one is hollow.|
The next thing on my list is to sort out the 'I have no idea what it is but someone gave it to us so we had better keep it' drawer. Any guesses on Exhibit A?