Friday, September 9, 2011

Organizing: Hubbie Becomes the Sorting Hat

Sorting Hat
In preparation for our visit with the Organizer, Hubby has become the Sorting Hat.   For those of you living under a rock and who have not seen Harry Potter, the Sorting Hat is a Hogwarts (the name of the school that Harry goes to)  artifact which magically determines to which of the four school Houses ( Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin)  each new student is to be assigned.

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Each then takes a seat on a stool and the hat is placed on her or his head.The hat is battered and old; it's patched, frayed, and extremely dirty. In order to speak and sing, a tear along the brim opens like a mouth. It speaks inside of the hat with a small, quiet voice to the wearer and it can read thoughts and respond to them. After a moment of consideration, the hat announces its choice aloud for all to hear, and the student joins the selected house. from the Description of the Sorting Hat

Well, hubby has been sorting his office which has never been cleaned in years.  Oh, I've gone in with a duster and vacuum cleaner and have done what I could so things aren't growing in the cave.   A lot of the cleaning involves sorting papers and small objects. 

 Hubby has tuned into his Sorting Hat and after a moment of consideration, his inner Sorting Hat speaks to him and announces its choice for a new home for each particular object and the object joins its new home.

This has inspired hubby to do other drawers in the house that contain his stuff while he is taking a break from the office.  I think Hubby will get a new found sense of control as he organizes his life.  For a lot of his life, somebody else like his wife or his mother organized him.  Now, he is getting to do it himself.  His own way with a little guidance from an organizer to help him come up with a system that he can live in.

After hubby finishes his turn with the Sorting Hat, I will put it on and finish my small portion of the office and then we will move on to the master bedroom.


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