Since Jamie started school and Maia nursery, I have been drowning in a sea of administration. Everyday they come home with newsletters, forms, requests for checks in ridiculously small denominations, permission slips. Add that to our normal bills and paperwork, and more correspondence from the NHS than I thought possible, there are papers everywhere. Literally.
On one of my previous posts about Operation: Save Our Collective Lives, auntninn said:
I'll share one of the best tips I've heard lately, though. Figure out if you're an "innie" or an "outie" person when it comes to organizing. This was a revelation to me because I love to put things away and have things in nice neat little cubbies. But I'm also an out-of-sight-out-of-mind person. So anything *really* important gets piled, because I don't trust myself to remember it if I put it away.How true is that? Answer: heaps. I am an outie, Steven is an innie. Ergo, we have had a lot of conflict lately because I leave stuff out if I still need to deal with it and he's been filing it away and I've threatened to stab him* if he doesn't stop doing that. *Not really, but it's getting close.
So what's the answer? I need things to be out where I can see them, he needs things off of every available surface. My solution:
I recovered an old photo canvas with The Fabric That Matches Everything and made four pockets out of some Orla Kiely car fabric I scored recently. The big car pockets are for me and Steven, the small car pockets are for the kids. The orange and green fits in with the colour scheme of our kitchen. It almost makes me want to deal with the paperwork. Almost.