Here’s this week’s Friday Five, happily posted before it’s Friday on the West Coast to freak out
- Would you consider yourself an organized person? Why or why
I am definitely an organized person. I can’t stand it when
anything necessary is out of place. I pay more than my roommates so I can
have a private bath (both out of my cleanliness bug and the fact I need to
keep things in order). I maintain catalogs of my CDs and DVDs, and update
them as soon as I add something to the collection.
- Do you keep some type of planner, organizer, calendar, etc. with you,
and do you use it regularly?
I have my Hiptop which I carry everywhere and does
all those functions. I use it all the time, although my “unencumbered” life
lately doesn’t have me needing a lot of time organization. :)
- Would you say that your desk is organized right now?
because there is an unnecessary CD, a tissue, and a slinky on the desk which
do not belong there.
- Do you alphabetize CDs, books, and DVDs, or does it not
CDs: Alphabetical by artist, then chronological by
(original) release date (with live and comp. CDs shifted all the way to the
left (oldest)(Update: I mean all the way to the right). DVDs: Alphabetical (only violation of this is to group
series together. i.e. John Waters’ collection is grouped under W).
- What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to organize?
Cataloging and Ripping my CD collection was terrible as I waited until it
was 350 CDs deep before getting started. Now that it is all done it is
pretty easy to keep it updated. You will think I am crazy, but since I am
such a neat freak about my desk, when I buy a new CD I don’t remove it from
my desk until it is added to the spreadsheet, the webpage is updated from
the spreadsheet, and the CD is ripped. That usually motivates me to update
the catalog pretty quickly to avoid desk clutter. :)