Yesterday I decided to count my boxes, and I realized I actually was closer than I thought to being semi organized. That is, I have 106 boxes in my basement, but I had 71 places to put boxes, so there was only 35 boxes more than I have places for.
So I was actually able to rearrange things so that every box has a face visible to the outside world. The boxes are not in mysterious piles anymore. This is strangely liberating, and moves me into a new phase of organizing. That is, I feel like I’m actually organizing and not in hoarding detox. I can have shelves/rooms dedicated to particular functions.
What I hope is helpful about this is that it draws analogies between the things I struggle with and the things I maybe don’t. We’ll see how it works.