Quiz: Are you organized?

It’s a real pain to be disorganized. You spend a lot of time hunting for your keys; you have to order a replacement birth certificate; you know you must have ten hammers someplace in your house, because you always end up buying a new one when you need it, because you can’t find the ones you already have.

As I was doing my happiness project, I realized that life would be a lot easier if I could easily lay my hands on the little things I need, and I made a big effort to get organized. Would you know where to locate these items in your house? Take this quiz to determine if you’re already organized.

Can you locate…

  • stamps
  • your passport
  • a corkscrew
  • Bandaids
  • a safety pin
  • a flashlight that works
  • a functioning alarm clock
  • paperclips or a stapler
  • a spare set of keys
  • your doctor’s phone number
  • cinnamon
  • your tax statements from 2008
  • a pair of mittens
  • spare AA batteries

If you’re super-organized, you’ll also be able to find these…

  • a tape measure
  • your high-school or college yearbook
  • a pencil sharpener
  • a copy of Pride and Prejudice or The Da Vinci Code
  • the instruction manual for your camera
  • a vase the proper size to hold a bunch of tulips
  • an extension cord
  • a tube of lip balm

I take a real pleasure in putting things away in exactly the right place, and being able to find them immediately. How about you?

The days are short, but the years are long.