There's nothing wrong with pretending you're in your 30's right? A boyfriend once said to me that I seemed like a 30-year-old in a 16-year-old body. He was 20 at the time. PERV. As a naturally messy 21-year-old or older woman it's nice to sometimes let your mind drift into what life would be like if you could be an efficient and organized human being...
I live with the lady who runs the site PixiesDidIt with her sister, and so she knows how organizing can work or can fall to pieces depending on your "personality type" defined by the archetypes, Jung, Keirsey® & Myers-Briggs®.
To support her sweet company, I signed up for their daily emails, which led me to Family Circle's post, 55 Ways to Clear Clutter
I was a sucker for "home life" magazines even before any kind of possible "child-of-divorce" stereotypes could settle in on me. I always enjoyed making little mental notes while reading and decided what I would or would not do as somebody with my very own house and family. This is from a girl who can't even visualize herself being married, let alone fantasizing about her wedding AND she lives surrounded in mountains of her own junk in a basement!
Still, the desire to be organized and live a more simplistic or ritualized life creeps in every day, so I took some notes from Family Circle and have mixed in my own thoughts.
FC's Suggestion: File Away
Most of my DVD collection is back home in Australia, though I did start to gather quite a sizable collection here until both Luke and Sarah knocked some sense into me and made me realize that DVDs are just wastes of money. Apart from some great special features, they are a waste of money and an almost-dead technology. So now my lists are on Netflix and iTunes.
However, what to do with the remaining DVDs that I love too much to give away and still have the means to watch them (before I replace or... what, transcode, them? I don't even know what I'm talking about) ? Well, I've seen other friends use this trick and it's definitely simple. Make them alphabetical or organize by genre if need be. If you really have nothing better to do you could even make a list in the front of your folder! Crazy stuff. Luckily all my DVDs are in storage so I don't have to think of this until I have to move. If you're sentimental about the covers, buy a storage case with areas for paper. Think A4, Baby.
I don't do this for my wardrobe, only when I travel. Until I downsize my wardrobe - something I'm working on - I never know what shirt is what and it would only get chaotic.
I do this with my winter gear, just don't forget you own it (like I often do) and buy new ones. Then you just have more storage and more means to fill it up with stuff.