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I FOUND the Baskets!

I have been talking about them forever...and looking for tall, cylindrical-type plastic laundry baskets that would make it easier for me for sorting. Not limited to laundry, I wanted a sorting system that feels right to me to get through my piles and boxes of things that I never sorted, or unpacked a couple of years ago.

Throw away. Donate away. Recycle away. Take away to consign. Four baskets. Lined with plastic trash bags to make it easier to tie up and get them out daily, or weekly, as the case would warrant. I also have a box designated for the next free shredding day at the credit union.

I know it may sound silly to some to have these things that match. But, on some level, it feels more organized to have them uniform. More systematic. I have trouble seeing systems without it. They do not come naturally to me.

I have been searching for something suitable for over a month, and have been unable to find what I was looking for. Anything remotely close was $10 or more for each.

Well, today I found exactly what I had envisioned for only $5.99 each! I bought four of them!

Perhaps this is a sign that the universe gave me that I am on the right track, since I began the purge by cleaning out the refrigerator last night. I cleared it of past due items, and other things no longer edible. They went into the garbage, and jars and plastic containers were placed into the recycle bins. Each are collected on Thursday mornings.

Most do not know just how deeply I have isolated, especially over the last number of years. A series of losses and life-changing events seemed to trigger some major struggles that I have kept from most of the world.

Two years ago, when I moved to this townhouse, one and a half years after I was told I "had six months to a year, two if lucky," I honestly did not believe that I would be alive today. So, I really have not unpacked much of anything from that move. I have also accumulated more. I thought it would be a short stay.

So, now I am trying to see beyond what has kept me hidden, and doing some things that will help me get back on track to where I used to be (in some ways) many years ago.

This weekend, I will get the baskets set up, and take a photo of them, and begin to share my journey back. Maybe it is time to start a new blog about it, and come out of the darkness. I cannot be the only one in this world who could tell a similar story.

But tonight, it is about these silly baskets. I knew exactly what I was looking for, and I found them. They seem to represent something monumental to me, though I am not sure that I even quite understand what that is yet.

I shall let them be a symbol to represent something truly spectacular that is yet to come.

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Paulie wrote on September 18, 2015, 2:46 AM

I am happy to read that you have found your baskets and now have a great way of organizing your goods. Thanks for sharing your story.

CoralLevang wrote on September 18, 2015, 3:01 AM

Thanks, Paulie . emoticon :smile:

MegL wrote on September 18, 2015, 3:21 AM

That's fantastic. Sometimes we NEED just exactly the right thing to help us move forward. I remember reading the Jean Auel books many years ago about a young woman's adventures in cave man times. She found an "amulet" a lucky stone. It was "just" a stone but it was in a place that it would not normally be found and that was what made it lucky for her.

CoralLevang wrote on September 18, 2015, 3:37 AM

MegL Perhaps, it is the "ritual" for me. By nature, I am more spontaneous, which can reveal itself as unfocused in certain situations.

Was that "Clan of the Cave Bear," et. al.? I started to read that, but never finished....MANY moons ago.

lexiconlover wrote on September 18, 2015, 4:20 AM

Yay, you finally found them! I saw some at my Wal-Mart the other day and thought of you.

morilla wrote on September 18, 2015, 4:26 AM

Let me make sure I've got this right. You're saying you've been a "basket case" and now that you have your baskets, you're on the case? emoticon :smile:

CoralLevang wrote on September 18, 2015, 4:39 AM

morilla I couldn't have said it better myself. emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on September 18, 2015, 4:40 AM

The ones at Walmart were nearly twice as expensive. I'm glad I found these today.

Rufuszen wrote on September 18, 2015, 6:42 AM

I wanted one of those type and I still haven't found one

CoralLevang wrote on September 18, 2015, 7:20 AM

I'd offer to mail one to you, but you could probably cut up and weave plastic milk jugs cheaper to make your own after buying the milk for what it would cost me to ship it. emoticon :winking: LOL

CoralLevang wrote on September 18, 2015, 7:55 AM

&AbbyG Thank you. *hugs* Now I wish that I would have bought the present for you. emoticon :winking:

Rufuszen wrote on September 18, 2015, 8:03 AM

You could probably buy several for the cost of posting one!

wolfgirl569 wrote on September 18, 2015, 9:49 AM

Glad that you finally found them. Hope you can quickly get everything sorted. For me if they all looked the same I would get confused on which one was for what. Are you going to mark them somehow? I would have to

markgraham wrote on September 18, 2015, 11:05 AM

You are becoming a Renaissance woman of a sort and becoming reborn so to speak.

celticeagle wrote on September 18, 2015, 10:08 PM

'Away' seems to be the theme here. That spectacular thing could be getting all that stuff sorted out. My hat is off to you doing that.