Tuesday, June 12, 2007

My kingdom for the perfect container!

I LOVE plastic containers, actually, I will rephrase, I am crazy about anything that holds Stuff....have been since I was tiny, love all kinds of bags, trinket boxes, storage boxes, even painted styrofoam boxes! Chests really light my fire and a wooden crate...I can hardly breathe!

This week's evidence for the prosecution: because, if you are cleaning off your benches and trying to be better organized (witness Marty Robbins singing "that's the story of my life") then you have to have pretty little boxes to put the stuff in from now on.
I even labelled them, I started well, "General receipts", then "Important" and then fell to that bottom one that you can just see the sticker to, yes, you are correct, it says "Stuff". Now which do you think has the most in it already! The theory is then that it all goes from there to the office files. Another good theory!
When we go to Melbourne next week I have Howards Storage world and Ikea at the top of the list! Not sure they are the top of my daughters though but for the sake of the perfect container sacrifices sometimes need to be made! I love finding new and exciting ways to make better use of space. But maybe after the purging that has gone on here this week I mightn't need any more containers....NAH, I'm going anyway.

I wonder what a psychologist says about women who are always looking for the perfect container?

My Junior psychologist theory is that it is an entrenched desire to be completely organized and therefore some kind of hypothetical "Good" housekeeper.

Another great theory, (if I do say so myself!) but what a pity I can't stick to it-you see so many more exciting things (read quilting here!) occur on such a regular basis that my house is only ever completely tidy for about an hour...and you can guarantee not one person will visit during that hour...and that DH wont call in for a coffee...and it will be like a tree falling in a forest that no-one heard-did it really happen?!
Enough organization, DD home fairly ordinary today so I only managed a little patchy play; a doll's quilt in specified (pale) colours. If you look hard enough you are meant to be able to read Millie in free-pieced letters. It still needs another row of checkerboard and to have the strips sewn together, then I think 2 hours or more work will probably be sufficient. much bigger jobs to finish. Have a great day, Tracey


Leigh said...

I agree Tracey, Why is it that no one ever comes when the house is immaculate????

Lily said...

And did you know that Officeworks also does a neat little storage solution range?

Viggo Mortensen.


Or, Josh Holloway.



Twisted Cinderella said...

I LOVE containers and organization techniques and systems. They make me happy. I can spend forever wandering around that section of the store lusting after the perfect containers and shelving units!

Ruth's Place said...

Glad to see that I'm not the only one who loves containers. We have a store here called Plastics for Africa. I don't go in very often, but there are more containers than you can poke a stick at...

Diana said...

I love storage containers, too. All those little drawers and cubbyholes make me happy. It's just putting everything into the containers and being able to find them later that drives me batty! ;)

Libby said...

I love the idea of storage and the related containers . . . I just have the hardest time putting it all to practice *s* Now I have the clutter of the clutter and the clutter solutions.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

They are very nice boxes Tracey. I'm much the same, especially when it comes to the 'stuff' container. I try to be organised with paper and stuff, but my real problem is that I don't have a filing clerk. That would solve everything. I really think that the only way to deal with all my 'stuff' is to throw it out. I'm working on it.

Susie said...

I confess: I'm a storage container collector too! We're also going to Ikea this week. They put a coupon in the mail this last week. Who can resist savings at such a fun store!!

Laurie Ann said...

I love storage containers too. My current favorite are the plastic drawers. I think my need for organization is because, although I hate to admit it, I think I am a bit of a control freak!!

Owens Family Adventures said...

I love containers!!! I love the ones you showed!! Stuff is my downfall. I just love it. Quilt stuff is the worst. I have to have it. I don't even care what it is..I must have it! heeheehee
Have a great day!!