Recently, I started referring to my life and surroundings as a beautiful mess*. The term makes me feel happy because even though there may be some clutter surrounding me, it’s more of a “lived in, I have better things to do than constantly be picking up” sort of mess than an actual mess. There are however a few areas that I have decided need to be more of an organized mess. For starters, my purse situation is no longer working for me. I’ve turned into that nut that can’t find her car keys or her wallet or get out of your way fast enough. I’m thinking I need something with more compartments sort of like a briefcase, but not a boring “I’m going to a board meeting” sort of case, more like an “urban mami that gets stuff done and sometimes needs her netbook with her” sort of case. Something like this:
I’d also really like to get my shoes organized. In case you are not familiar with housing in San Francisco, let’s just say that storage space in a home built circa the early 1900’s is tight. My closet is tiny and my shoes do not all fit in there. I’ve gotten rid of a lot of pairs, but I’m not willing to get rid of anymore. I tried storing them under my bed, but it gets really dusty under there and I really don’t want to have to dust my shoes on a regular basis, so I was thinking I should look into getting something along the lines of this:
Then there is the most beautiful mess of all that must be dealt with multiple times a day, my daughter’s toy collection. She is very blessed to be the owner of an extensive array of divertissements thanks to her generous paternal grandmother, but boy do they clutter up a place. At the moment she does not have a toy box, we just pile her toys into a large plastic tub. I would love to switch the ugly tub out for one of these:
Well, guess what? My good friends over at CSN Stores are going to help me organize a bit of my beautiful mess by letting me review one of the above items. Can you guess which one I chose? I’ll let you know in an upcoming post.
*The term “beautiful mess” was lifted from a post of the beautiful blog The Smitten Image.