Husbands and Organizing???

by Kelsey Norwood

in Making Over,Making Over

Something strange happened in my house the other day: My husband re-organized a part of our medicine cabinet.In our bathroom we have a three section medicine cabinet above the sink rather than just a mirror (this is one of my favorite things in our whole house, by the way. Medicine cabinets are AWESOME and help keep the bathroom uncluttered, particularly if you don’t have much drawer/cabinet space).

We keep our toothbrushes in the middle section, which is the narrowest. We had them on the bottom shelf in that section, right where the hinge on the door is. The toothbrushes fit in there just fine, but the toothpaste wouldn’t lay down flat because of the hinges.

So. My husband 1. Noticed. 2. Put some thought into a solution. 3. Carried out his solution. WOW.

He moved the toothbrushes one shelf up! I admit, that little problem has frustrated me, but the thought never crossed my mind to do something about it. I’m not sure why – maybe because I only saw it late at night or early in the morning, the two times I’m least capable of rational thought.

The moral of this little story: Involve your husbands in your household organization. Men are very logical thinkers, and organization is often a problem of simple logic, so ask them to come up with solutions for problem areas and see what happens!  Organizing could become a source of family fun!


1 Melissa @ Breath of Life April 9, 2008 at 7:37 am

I know…my hubby has recently started organizing the garage (without me nagging!)

2 JHS April 13, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Husbands or organization are generally an oxymoron. But when your hubby gets done, send him to my house to give lessons to mine, ok? Thanks for participating in this week’s Carnival of Family Life, hosted at On the Horizon tomorrow, April 14, 2008! Be sure to drop by and check out all of the other excellent entries this week!

3 PlanningQueen April 16, 2008 at 5:55 am

My husband likes to go for high impact organisation. He doesn’t do it frequently, but when he does do it, it is generally very ingenious and helpful!

4 Kim R. August 28, 2008 at 5:27 am

Hmmmm… I never thought to ask the hubby his opinion on organizing something – he is however wonderful at figuring out how to fix things. I think I will give it a try next time.

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