Now let me say, hurriedly, that it is not a lack of education, a gap in my upbringing, that led me to be disorganised. My oft-remembered Grandma Nellie used to say ' while you've got it in your hand, put it where it goes...' and she got the saying from her mother so we are going back over 100 years. No. Nor was it an inability to realise that I was wasting a lot of time looking for things and I should be tidy.
What I realised this morning - and this will be a disappointing revelation for some, I know - is that I didn't actually know where things went. That is to say, I had not taken the time to decide the best place for everything and make sure they were put back. How could this be I hear you say? Well, we moved into this house 3 and a half years ago and I decided very quickly where to put the furniture, food and clothes. Other things that gradually developed that involved paper and filing, were left around the house or in cupboards depending on the last place I was working!
After spending at least 4 days rescuing abandoned papers from at least 5 rooms in the house, I now have a PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE.....where have I heard that before....?
So this morning, my grandma would be proud, my mother will no doubt recover from the shock one day and I hope my daughter is paying attention!