I am a neat freak. Everything has to be in its place BUT my closets are a disaster. It is as much as your life is worth to open a door.
I regularly straighten my closets and my drawers. However, within a couple of days I look for something and dig it out leaving a mess in my wake. I am also happiest when my closets are almost empty.
Today, in preparing to go back to Geneva for several months, I not only went thru the closet I threw out everything I wasn't wearing. Some of my clothes went back 30 years and I felt as if I were deserting them for new friends, but surgery and pounds need a new look which I've developed over the past year...so farewell my ancient companions.
I showed my daughter the new improved closet. "It will stay neat for months now."
"Sure it will," she said. "You'll be in Geneva."