Yes, that one. That pile is never ending. I try to go through it every few days, but it always comes back to haunt me. I’ve wondered why it always comes back. Do I need to force myself to put things away AS SOON as they are given to me, do I need to find a drawer or container to house these misc. items, do I just need to accept that this is the way it is?? Maybe, a little bit of everything would create some sort of solution. All I know is that this area corrals the stuff when things get to crazy too put it away right away. I like it out where I can see it so I won’t forget about it. Out of sight, out of mind is a true statement in my life these days. I think acceptance is the key to a lot of it.
As I’ve thought of this I have thought of another something that has entertained my thoughts. I’ve often thought that every home needs a place to stash stuff. I can tell when life gets crazy busy by the amount of stuff I start to stash. I collect boxes full of stuff, laundry basket full of things to organize, containers full of supplies that need to get put away. These usually end up in my garage somewhere. When I get time I go through these items. But this system does keep my home mostly clean on most days, even when life gets crazy. In a perfect world I would have a place for everything and the determination to put things away as soon as I should. But, I’m not there yet. One day, I hope, but not yet. Is it worth it to sacrifice a space or a room so the rest of your home stays mostly clean and manageable?? I say yes.