There was a commercial a couple of years ago that described the perfect opposite to my character. I'm not sure if everyone out there has seen this commercial, so let me paint the picture:
A Mom is sitting in her house with kids playing around her, and she says to the camera: "I don't clean my house so I can sit around and admire how clean it is, I clean it because life happens."
Or something to that effect. This commercial always makes me laugh because I love to sit around and admire how clean things are, especially my house. In fact, if I could stop life from happening so that my house would stay clean, I think I would.
Unfortunately, this dream of mine is in direct contrast to my actual life because I have children, and it seems as though their dream is to have the messiest house on Earth.
These days when I daydream, I think of beautifully organized cupboards and closets, shelves with bins and walls with hooks, and a perfect place for everything. Matching bins that are perfectly labeled with perfectly stacked things inside. And I always know where everything is, and everyone always puts everything back in it's place. And whenever we get something new, we throw something old away. It's hard to describe just how much I want this-- because I want it so very badly.
A few things I have discovered while trying to attain this dream, it costs money and requires a lot of initial work, and quite a bit of subsequent work to keep it that way. Also, I have discovered that everyone in the house needs to see the same vision, and that is pretty darn challenging.
Perhaps someday I will be able to stall life long enough to get organized.