Ahhh the comforts of home….

It had to be done. I mean I’m here at my sister’s on vacation for a whole month after all. Much too long to be away from my beautiful friends. I miss them so much when I’m away from them.

You see my sister kindly had some empty drawers waiting for me when I arrived so I could unpack some of my stuff but, honestly, I didn’t know how to unpack without my trusty friends. That first night it was hard to sleep knowing those drawers were….naked!

My second day here found me at Walmart where some new friends found their way into my cart. I have no idea how it happened either considering I had told my Dad to keep me on track…..I just needed a new bathing suit for my daughter, nothing else. How I ended up walking down the aisle….you know the one I’m talking about. I swear I tried to block the voices that called out to me. I covered my ears and sang “la-la-la-la, I can’t hear you” but the pull was just too strong for me, I am weak, I couldn’t hang on.


I rounded the corner and there they were…..ahhhhh.

“Come with me my pretties, I have some beautiful drawers for you to sleep in. You’ll be comfortable there” and off we went.

Filed under: My Life, Silly Fun


38 Responses to Ahhh the comforts of home….

  1. 1
    Angela says

    I thought I was sick. But this is hilariously great. On vacation. As a guest. You buy baskets to organize with. This rocks. See and what’s running through my mind now is “dude, she didn’t get them on clearance, used, or garage sale’d or something!” But sometimes the obsessive organizing trumps the obsessively cheap… oh well. 😉

  2. 2
    sister sarah says

    You are crazy even so far away…. I love it. I actually pack a couple-O-basket or small bins when we travel to avoid times like this. You are a freak… Be BOLD!

  3. 3
    Jaime says


  4. 4
    Ladybug says

    I hear those voices too…my husband just thinks I am crazy! LOL

  5. 5
    The Parents Zone says

    Hahahaha… you are awesome…

  6. 6
    Melinda says

    Hehe… I like your new “friends.”


  7. 7
    Jana (sidetrack'd) says

    So funny! We usually just live out of suitcases. 🙂

  8. 8
    GiBee says

    Okay — over the top, Laura … over the top.

    I thought you were going to say that your new friends were thingies for an internet connection! lol!

  9. 9
    Barb says

    I have those containers everywhere! In my kitchen alone, three drawers are organized with them. They’re great!

    Sounds like you’re right in you element, even on vacation. LOL

  10. 10
    SpiritualParenting says

    I love those containers!
    I am enjoying your blog.
    I am living in a remodeling mess as we speak.
    OH, the organization I need!!!
    I’ve been throwing away, giving away, you name it!
    I’m definitely adding you to my blog friend list!

  11. 11
    Jen says

    You are too funny…..

  12. 12
    Midlife Mom says

    You are such a hoot !!! I thought I was freaky cause when I check into a hotel I immediately have to totally unpack and put everything away and then hide the suitcase in the closet!

    PS Did you get the tote I sent you???

  13. 13
    jodi says

    Those are the best kinds of friends. So dependable and they always take such good care of our things. 🙂

  14. 14
    ColoradoDreaming says

    that is too funny! They call my name too! I admit it! I am a container addict.

  15. 15
    Erna says

    That was too cute! Now the question is will they travel home with you or be donated to your sister’s home? ;0)

  16. 16
    Org Junkie says

    Oh I’m going to try real hard to leave them behind for my sister. In fact I’ve purchased many a basket for her while I’m here. I think I might even have her hooked…he he.

  17. 17
    ~yolanda says

    Ok, so now I understand why your website uses the word junkie. How funny. 🙂

  18. 18
    Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry says

    You crack me up! But I completely understand the compulsion, and I blame you completely for my new addiction.

    I can’t stay out of Dollar Tree, at least once a week I go prowling the container aisle there, and always come home with some goodies.

    Hope your vacation is going great!!

    • 18.1
      Emilie says

      I went to Dollar Tree and HAD to buy three different containers for one space. they were $1 each and and all very different and I couldn’t decide which one I liked better so they all had to come home with me. I used them all in two different places!!!!!

  19. 19
    Little Miss says

    Oh my goodness! I’m in love with your blog!! You see…I completely lack organization when it comes to clutter in my home. I plan to thoroughly read through your blog and learn!!

    THANK YOU!!!

  20. 20
    Heather says

    Hope you are enjoying your vacation…otherwise…LOL!! You are scaring me however because since starting my whole “organizing myself” goal, I too have raided many container aisles. AHHH. I love being so organized though. Thank you for that!! I can’t wait to have my whole house that way and to always have “organizing” in my mind! Ahh, my cluttered mind will be so thankful!!

    have a great weekend.

  21. 21
    HopewellMomSchool says

    You crack me up!!!! Maybe the frugal option would be to pack a few “friends” next time you travel!! LOL….. How hilarious!

  22. 22
    Stephanie says

    We are all creatures of habit aren’t we?! = )

  23. 23
    Michelle says

    that’s too funny. I can see how you’d be excited…i love them too..

  24. 24
    cmm says

    I’m tellin ya, those baskets are like crack. So’s yer blog! I’m just obsessed with those long narrow minibins!! 3 for less than buck and its sooooooo much fun to find places to put them and then fill ’em up.

    I’ve done my junk drawer, my linen closet, my bathroom sink, medicine cabinet, bathroom shelf and back of the toilet all in just the 2 days since I discovered your blog here.
    I’ve always wanted a new hobby, I just never figured it would be mini-bins from WM!

  25. 25
    Dana a/k/a Sunshine says

    I see nothing wrong with this. haha. I’m hooked too. So, right there with ya!

  26. 26
    Marilyn Bohn says

    I just had a good laugh at your explanation of your ‘friends’. What a fun blog.
    I agree, containers make organizier easier, visually more attractive and somehow soothing not to mention being able to fit more things into smaller spaces.
    I like the comment from CMM about this becoming a hobby. I had never thought of organizing as a hobby–I like that.
    Marilyn 🙂
    Get It Together Organizing

  27. 27
    Anonymous says

    I have come to one conclusion. you are NUTS!!! You have totally LOST IT!!! But…….you make me laugh. Hope you are having fun! Take care. Kathy

  28. 28
    Christine says

    That is too funny! You really should see someone about this obsession of yours…


  29. 29
    Family O'Foxes says

    I miss you! Write more!

  30. 30
    Rhen says

    I use those same baskets to organize our curriculum and more. Love them!!
    I just really enjoy your blog and you have inspired me to do more organizing. Between your organizing and Rashel’s decluttering things are really starting to shape up here.
    I have initiated a “Who’s Got Junk” Challenge and so far it is going really well!!! Woo Hoo!

  31. 31
    Callista says

    You’re hilarious! Thanks for making my laugh.

  32. 32
    annie says

    I wish you and Marcia would come vacation at my house! I’d love some organizing junkies doing their magic around here.

  33. 33
    Jennifer, Snapshot says

    Oh, you’re so funny. . . . I’m glad you made yourself at home.

  34. 34
    Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) says

    you are way too funny! (I wish I were you!!!!)

  35. 35
    Debi says

    I knew it! I just knew it! There was no way you could curb “those urges” for a whole month. You’re too funny, girl!


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