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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Keeping My Mess in Check

The first time I remember seeing the floor of my bedroom (surprised to find I had a lovely light blue carpeting!) was the day I left for college.  Since having a baby and becoming a permanent roommate, I have learned to maintain a semblance of order and cleanliness in my home; but at heart, I will always be a disorderly mess.  Whenever I travel, my messy-true-self calls to me: living out of a suitcase, no hangers, and sometimes even a cleaning person to boot!  By day two of travel, I invariably revert back to my messy, clothes-hanging-from-the-lampost self.

I think- I hope- I have finally found a remedy to keep my mess in check: Packing Cubes.  I found a set of 4 of these mesh, nearly weightless, cubes for $15 at Marshalls (online, they usually go for $30).   On our most recent trip to North Carolina, I organized my clothes as follows: 1 medium cube for Sydney's stuff; 1 small cube for socks and underwear; and 1 large cube for all of my other clothes.  When we arrived in North Carolina, unpacking consisted of merely pulling out the cubes from the suitcase: I had no excuse to throw clothes all over the room just because I needed to get to a shirt.

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