Coming to grips with the glovocalypse

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119

Stuff. We all have stuff. Some of us have more stuff than we even know we have and with the recent cold weather, I had to face one of my biggest "stuff" challenges. What is that? Matching gloves. How is it that you buy gloves in pairs, but one sneaky glove always crawls away during the night, never to be seen again. That makes shoveling snow and scraping windshields a bitter experience. 

Over the last year at my office, my assistant has been shredding piles and piles of old files and miscellaneous other documents. That freed up a lot of large paperclips. You know, the kind that you put on wide files. They're great for holding humongous contracts together. 

We have accumulated a large amount of those paperclips and my assistant has forbidden me to buy any more. So, what should I to do with them? Well, today, I had an idea. I have piles of gloves and I have piles of paperclips. I took some non-marking wall hanging hooks, my paperclips and my gloves and hung them inside the coat closet door. Problem solved. Simple, fast and efficient. 

Now, what should I do with the remaining dozen individual gloves whose partners have left the scene? I have a feeling that when I find them, they will be hanging out with a large pile of wayward socks and a huge group of Tupperware lids. 


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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Mike -- crisis solved. Very much like the socks in the dryer conspiracy - okay, one crisis at a time. Repeat after me,,,,baby steps.  

Feb 03, 2019 08:38 AM #1
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Mike - this frustrates me but as Michael Jacobs says it happens more with my socks sticking to so other clothing the was in the dryer.  I will find them eventually.

Feb 03, 2019 11:17 AM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We rarely wear gloves with our weather.  I do have gloves when we travel back East and they are snug in my winter coat pockets.  We also have ski gloves which hook together when we take them off after several runs on the mountain, and they also hook on your ski jacket.  and Michael Jacobs I have seen clips for socks who go missing in the drier...and no I did not buy them...I would rather buy new socks.  Cheers.  A

Feb 03, 2019 11:38 AM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I am fairly certain that socks and gloves are kindred spirits, Mike!  And, I'm impressed with that picture that shows the gloves so well organized!

Feb 03, 2019 01:55 PM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Mike, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Feb 03, 2019 01:56 PM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Mike- I have to laugh because I like to keep a pair of gloves in my coats or winter jackets. So during our move, I discovered the purple gloves that I'd been missing!!! 

Feb 03, 2019 04:37 PM #6
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Mike Cooper, GRI - I thoroughly enjoyed this blog post! Soon, it will be spring and I'll be in the same situation I am in every year, finding one glove for gardening and just when I think, it's okay to wear a glove of another color, I discover, they are both for the right or the left hand only. And of course, socks disappear and run away from each other too.

I like your solution and got a belly laugh from your assistant who said "NO!" Just say no to more paper clips! Your organized glove display looks really, really good. I wish I could send you a plane ticket and the key to my garage with a blank check to Home Depot to organize my garage. 

Feb 12, 2019 08:03 PM #7
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