Saturday, May 27, 2023


Do you consider yourself an organized or disorganized person?

Is your clothes closet neatly arranged so dress shirts are in one place, casual shirts in another and pants and jackets in their own special places? Or are all your clothes mixed together with no rhyme or reason?

Is your desk a mess no matter how hard you try to keep it arranged? Or is it neatly arranged, with little on it that does not belong there?

In other words, are you the type of person who naturally knows how to keep things in their life in order? Or are you the type of person who, no matter how hard they try, cannot get organized?

It’s the Oscar and Felix Syndrome — you know, the Odd Couple from movie and TV fame.

So which person are you? Are you organized, or disorganized, or somewhere in between? That’s our question today. Please feel free to leave a comment.

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2 months ago

There are some folks who are so orderly and organized, the cannot find half the things they know they have. And there are some folks who have stuff piled all around, however if you ask them for something, they know exactly where it is. Organization is in the mind of the organizer, not the eye of the beholder of organization.

2 months ago

Looking at the poll it seems most everyone “Thinks” they are organized in some form or fashion.

Ain’t that a crock of crap!

I’ve seen where you live!

2 months ago

I know exactly where all the tools/parts are. Everything else gets moved every day. Never to the same place twice. I have to ask the location of everything, which makes DW smile with superiority.

2 months ago

Speaking of desk organization: “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind – what is an empty desk the sign of?” Hmmm?

Roy Davis
2 months ago

When you put things back in their place, then you know where to find them the next time you need them. That was what my grandfather hounded into me as a wee one and it stuck. I admit that I am OCD about order and such which is why I still use a checklist for set up and tear down after nearly 60 years of RVing.

Lawrence Neely
2 months ago

a messy desk is the sign of a genius…

Bill Byerly
2 months ago

Organized !! Everything gets puts away, just hard to remember sometimes where that was..

2 months ago

How organized am I? I taught Felix Unger how to organize. I marriesd an Oscar Madison 53-yrs ago.

Neal Davis
2 months ago

My hanging clothes are very organized, as are my drawers and shelves. However, the contents of my catch-all area periodically gets spread about my closet floor as I look for something. Weeks later I return it to the catch-all area.

Last edited 2 months ago by Neal Davis
2 months ago

Depends upon what you mean by “organized”.
Filing – nope – I prefer piling.
Schedules – to the minute!
Itineraries – sequential by ease of accomplishing & cost.
Folders on the computer – the digital version of piling.

As a retired teacher – certain types of organizing were required. As a retired theatre arts director, ditto with emphasis on multitasking, parallel schedules, and LONG range planning (up to year +).

But I love my piles of files and stuff.

2 months ago

Military what do you think? The same way as neat and clean. Really can’t do one with out the other. Now getting it right back after use is a different issue. Let that tool sit on the counter/table and get it back when I’m going outside or to the basement. And it can sit there 6 times after going out or down before it happens. Drove my children nuts. My son’s are take it out put it back my daughter take it out I forgot where I put it, so disorganized drives me nuts.

2 months ago
Reply to  Skip

Military and civilian careers demanded excellent planning, organizing and executing. Retirement – not so much (sooo nice!)

Bob p
2 months ago

I was very organized during my working years, since retirement not so much. Looking at the house we just moved into, not at all, we had help packing and it’s obvious the packers were not organized. Whatever direction they were looking that’s what went into the boxes. The only organized boxes is what DW and I packed, luckily we packed our clothing. Lol

2 months ago

I am mostly organized and can put my fingers on whatever I need in a snap…husband is a hot mess…we are exact opposites in this category….but we are exceptional in most other areas!

2 months ago

I consider myself fairly well organized but my wife is the most organized person I know so there are ocassional conflicts.

2 months ago

I am very organized, unfortunately I am married to my polar opposite on this matter. A tough situation when you live in a 36’ box. Good thing I love him.

Jesse Crouse
2 months ago
Reply to  Gayle

Ditto for Me. My wife refuses to organize anything. And it shows.

2 months ago
Reply to  Gayle

Same here. My brain knows how to organize, but my husband and dogs don’t.

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