At last, a place to fold our laundry (and definitely not pile clothes, or grocery bags, or papers — no).
Aaron and I have a few things in common, which generally helps as we navigate life together. But I wish we were more different in one crucial area: organization.
That picture up there? The tidy arrangement of canning jars and pet food? It took us a year to get there.
Organization systems do not come naturally to us. Nor to my dad. We’re all improving cuz we don’t have a choice! Our house is cottage-sized, roughly 1200 square feet. It’s too easy to pile; Aaron is notorious for his nooks and nests of things, tools, clothes, keys (!), and I am not far behind.
Thankfully, he also has traits and skills that I do not. I.e., engineering and power tools…which I’m learning! We love to teach each other our trades, which is often fun. Probably 60-70% fun rate.
We’re getting better at inventing solutions that push us to resolve our very visible issues, in addition to the less obvious ones!