I Want to Be More Organized

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 437 People

    Sea of Clothes, Papers and Other Crap

    My room is a mess 24/7. I clean it up every once in awhile but probably two days after I cleaned it, my room gets all messed up again. Its all full of posters and projects and clothes and magazines and books and notebooks all over the place. On my dresser, I have cards, pictures...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine
    18-21, F
    Jul 19, 2008

    Sunday. I woke up this morning ing in my crap

    filled room. I have to make this change. My whole life feels as cluttered as my home does. I started with the bathroom. Let's see how long I can keep going.
    PinkStarburst1984 PinkStarburst1984
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 26, 2015

    I Have All Of

    the organizational tools. Just can never manage to stay organized lol. I'll get things cleaned and straightened for a while, but over all I can never stay organized long. I have the dream but not the drive.
    lostprophet lostprophet
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 29, 2010

    Driving Him Where?

    Nasty shock this morning.   No car on the drive.         My mistake...... I took it into town yesterday.  Its not far but I was going to the supermarket afterwards.  Left the car in a public car park,  visited several shops and the library, then I walked home...
    avatarunknown avatarunknown
    51-55, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2011

    Piles of Papers Everywhere

    I think I ENJOY the piles of papers -- or else why would I HAVE them???? I dont understand it myself-- I am ok about tossing things-- except coupons--- coupons- I clip and I save-- then LOSE!!!Where are all the people who do NOT have this issue???? Grrrrrr!!!
    BurgundyGirl BurgundyGirl
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 11, 2007

    Its A Long Story.

    Well, where to start.How about last sunday? A trip to the local boot sale, very enjoyable, lots of bargains filling several bags. The skies darken, ominously, some stallholders are looking grim and packing up, when I start back towards the car. On the end of a row is a plant...
    avatarunknown avatarunknown
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Aug 4, 2012

    Reclaiming My Space

    It has been so long since I have been by myself--I have been wanting to reclaim my space for so long, to own it and not worry about whether or not someone else thinks I may be too messy. I'm not a slob, I don't leave dirty dishes all over the place--but it doesn't mean I want to...
    SoulSucker SoulSucker
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2012

    I honestly think I'm the most unorganized

    person I know. I hate it😂
    Youreawizardharry Youreawizardharry
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    You should see my work binder.

    Your eyes would bleed.
    KindredKings KindredKings
    13-15, M
    Jul 26, 2015

    It's A Long Story, Continued.

    Tuesday evening, I am off to my daughters, she needs a minor operation. I am to drive her to hospital, then care for her and her two young children until she is fit again. By the time I get there one of the children is in bed, but the baby has refused to settle, I have a...
    avatarunknown avatarunknown
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Aug 7, 2012

    I Suppose I Could Be Worse... But Not Much!

    I can loose anything. No.  Really.  I can loose absolutely anything.  It seems to be one of my more bizzarre talents.  I loose my shoes and my hairbrush regularly.  I've lost items that I had in my hand only moments before, and I don't care to count the times I've lost a...
    WildMagic WildMagic
    26-30, F
    12 Responses Mar 2, 2011


    When I worked I was the most organized person in the office.  I never had a problme getting my hands on what ever I needed.  Everyting had a place and was in it's place.  Each day before I left I would write out a list of what needed to be done the next day in the...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2008

    I Was Organized Once, But...

    it drove me nuts. I was a perfectionist. My homework had to be perfect. Sometimes I rewrote it over and over. Much of this perversion came from the "Penguins". (The Blues Brothers coined this perfect description of nuns.) I was obsessive for my parents, too. I wanted to please...
    Me696 Me696
    61-65, M
    1 Response Sep 6, 2010

    Its A Long Story Continued 2

    After a few moments dithering, gathering my courage I go into the filling station to confess my stupidity. This must be a fairly regular occcurence, for they produce a list of useful phone numbers. First off call the AA: All their fuel emergency vehicles are out on call. They...
    avatarunknown avatarunknown
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Aug 7, 2012

    I Am Overcoming.

    With a move coming up at some point in the next few months, and the utter dread that is moving, I have decided to de-crap, de-clutter, and re-organize.  Here is what I did.  I have a rather small apartment, just two bedrooms (only one is mine, of course...
    fananafanafo fananafanafo
    3 Responses Dec 15, 2008

    Clutterer, Chaos, And More Clutter!!!

    Living, it is no way to live, it cost so much of my preciious time just looking for this and looking for that...I so badly want to resolve my bad habit of total disorganization and chaos. Oftentime, I feel so overwhelmed and it is a feeling of helplessness.
    Ready02change Ready02change
    3 Responses Sep 13, 2012


    I started small. But it grew. Baskets. Well, they hold things, don't they? I put plants in them. Pens, papers. Well, my hubby never cleans out the daily mail and it grows and grows. Then I thought I was going to be able to open a used book store. No money. So, I have...
    Callalilly Callalilly
    66-70, F
    4 Responses Aug 4, 2011

    Its All Too Much Bother.

    Since my illness and long battle with depression which I have almost beaten I have become so lazy in being organised.Ihave tended to let matters that I once would have dealt with on the spot remain undone for ages.I guess it is all part and parcel of the illness however the...
    garvan garvan
    51-55, M
    8 Responses Aug 5, 2010

    Under Observation

    Another trip to the local town, several stops to make, the usual saturday morning places.    The bank, library and this week the opticians as well.  Then a bit of shopping in the market, fresh vegetables and fruit, toddled off home.  Got home and unpacked the shopping...
    avatarunknown avatarunknown
    51-55, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2012
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