Several months ago I de-cluttered the room my layout's in by boxing up, at random, wires, pieces of rail track, sandpaper, cork underlay, screws, bulbs, small specialist modelling tools, masking tape, batteries, teeny-weeny tools, teeny-weeny parts that are not tools but still teeny-weeny, etc etc.
Needless to say, now that I want to resume the wiring of the track, I can't find anything!
So, today, I decided to spend a few hours emptying the various boxes and then re-filling them with the same objects, but sensibly desegregated.
I managed it, in that, after 90 minutes I went from the state of affairs in the first photo to the state of affairs in the second photo.
But, I'm sure a more logical person would have sorted things out more usefully.
should things be sorted by size eg tiny railway parts kept with tiny tools?
or by function, eg a tiny hand micro-drill in the same box as a big soldering iron with stand and cable, simply because they are both tools?
should spare wire and cabling occupy one box and should other electrical stuff be stored with it eg batteries and cable connectors
And, having made these decisions about storage categories, which box should then be assigned to which category?
Some people are brilliant at this sorting business:
A woman interested in knitting and gardening has posted on the web this photograph of the inside of the shed on her allotment.
The Daily Telegraph ran a feature about tidy tool sheds.
Currently listening to:
Nu:Logic, who are two brothers.
Basically, Drum 'n' bass.
Quite sensible looking people.
Last night's dinner on a shoestring:
Costs of past seven days of evening meals have stacked up as follows:
Average £5.48 per night
Which compares with last 2 weeks' nightly averages of £4.11 and £3.69
Never felt happier or more relaxed and not in the slightest bit worried about declaring this fact to the world.
The concept of tempting fate has vanished.