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.