Friday, May 21, 2010

I'm A Special Kind Of Crazy

I yearn to turn chaos into order. This longing sits deep within me. I find true joy in an organized closet. My heart beats faster when I open the Martha Stewart magazine issue on putting everything in it's place. This need to order all that's around me is a sick disease. Sure, it looks nice once it's finished. But then real life takes hold, and nothing is returned to it's assigned spot.

I fed my sickness today by organizing the medicine cabinet. Yes, we have an entire cabinet devoted to pills. I like to think of it as more of an homage. Behold the disarray:

Now it is all nicely contained. It's pretty and labeled. Defined categorizes now exist. My soul now feels settled knowing that all this medicine is organized:

But by tomorrow, my crazy will set in. It will start as soon as someone doesn't put a bottle back where it belongs. Or, heaven forbid, someone switches the bins around. I'm closing my eyes and cringing.

For today, I'm keeping the cabinet open. Just so I can look at it. Starting tomorrow, I'll keep it closed and pretend that everything is perfect behind closed doors. Hey, that's what I do with the girl's bedrooms. I shall silently repeat, "there's no place like an organized home, there's no place like and organized home...."


Rani said...

If you ever lack for chaos...please come visit me...I have many a closet in need of your craziness.

Kristin said...

It's organized AND cute! I'm glad you posted an after picture. I didn't quite believe it when you said it was a before picture because that's how my medicine cabinet looks AFTER I finish organizing it. I love your craziness!

Erin said...

I love your kind of crazy...wish I had some of it myself. The fact that you thought that medicine cabinet needed organizing makes me think I'm glad we've only met through a computer, or I'd be embarrassed to have you over & see my medicine cabinet. The after pic, though...GREAT IDEA!!!!

Cindy said...

Where did you find the little containers? I've always wanted to organize my medicine cabinet and now you give me hope. Cindy Diamond

Jackie said...

This is a great idea to have baskets! Even if I organize my whole medicine cupboard, someone else will undo it all in seconds. I love this!