One of my greatest frustrations is spending time (wasting time!) looking for something because I didn’t put it in the usual place and can’t find it next time. I’m typically a pretty organized person; some people would say too organized. Hah – those people don’t stick around long! 🙂
I’ve had my eye on a clothing rack for all my riding gear. I was getting tired of having the helmet in the house, the coat and pants in the garage. The gloves were wherever I happened to decide their spot was most recently. I finally ordered it earlier this week and it arrived today. I promised myself I was going to wait until this weekend to assemble it and move all my gear. That promise lasted about 20 minutes before I could stand it no more and started opening the packing box.
Putting it together wasn’t difficult, but I have had a very long day of meetings and recognize that I am just tired tonight. Well, that didn’t deter me and after a couple of missteps, I had the darn thing assembled. Once it was assembled, I couldn’t just let it sit there, empty.
I’ve already reorganized this and found hangers for all of my riding pants. I found space for my neck buffs and have more layers to move to this area so that truly all my gear can live in one space. I think once I get used to it and have it organized the way I prefer, it’s going to be amazing!
As I was tidying up the basement, I moved my bag that I haul all my gear in when I travel by airplane. I bought it so I can check one bag and have my boots, my riding gear and my clothes all in one bag to fly. I didn’t realize that I hadn’t opened it since I arrived home from Alaska. Inside was a mess of packing cubes and chaos. It was as if I had simply ripped out the laundry and gear, discarding the luggage to deal with it later. Thinking back, I have no recollection of arriving home. I have some vague memory of the Lyft driver who brought me from the airport. He saw me limping and insisted on lifting my bags into the trunk. When he dropped me at home, he politely insisted on placing my luggage inside my garage so I didn’t have to carry anything very far. After that, there’s just nothing; it feels rather surreal.
This will be one of my winter projects, to make efficient use of my new storage rack and gather all my riding gear into one location. It will be nice to reclaim some of my garage and closet space. I like this start to the new year, it feels like above in a positive direction!