Welp, we’re a little more than two weeks out from Valentine’s Day and, more than likely, you dudes still haven’t given much of a thought as to what you’re going to give your sweetie. I know. I know. It’s hard to think about stuff like that. I mean, the Super Bowl’s almost on and college basketball is ramping up toward March Madness. I understand, dudes.
That’s why I’m here.
This year, we’re all going to try and avoid chocolates and flowers like the clichéd plague they are. I’ve already talked about the joys of giving Pandora beads, so now I want to talk about something a bit more practical, but that your sweetie will absolutely love. Once she gets over the idea that you might think she’s a slob.
Let’s talk organization. If your house/apartment/refrigerator box is anything like mine, it’s a mess. There’s (a little of) my stuff, (a lot of) my wife’s, known to me as She Who Must Be Keeping Every Single Stitch Of Clothing She’s Ever Purchased And Look What’s In The Mail-More Mail-Order Clothing, stuff, and (a metric ton of) stuff belonging to the young dudes. That, my friends, is a lot of stuff.
And there’s no one in the house who’s all that good at organizing stuff so it doesn’t look like something exploded or organizing by the simple expedient of cramming more stuff in that closet, you know the one, over there with the bulging door.
Which makes what Kristina Barrett does all the more amazing. Kristina is the owner and main worker bee for Good Egg Organizing here in the Charlotte metro area. She is absolutely, flat-out, cold awesome at what she does.
And what she does is make the rest of us look good. Or at least like we won’t embarrass our various mothers by making the house look like we were raised in a barn. And, no, I’m not shilling for her in the hopes that she’ll give us a discount the next time she comes ’round the house and gets my sweetie straightened away.
She’s just that good.
Not to turn this into an ode to Kristina or anything, but she helps to make living in the house more than just surviving. She works with my wife, known to me as She Who Must Be Getting Organized — Eventually, to get the clutter busted, find places for stuff and make things look better. Not only do they constantly reorganize her closet, but Kristina also has helped us to decorate, for instance, our wall unit so it holds knick-knacks and looks good. Not only that, but she’s good enough that I actually let her help us decorate for my favorite holiday, Halloween, and actually enjoyed the experience.
Organization isn’t something that comes naturally to most people. That spare table in most houses basically becomes a shelf for people to put junk on that just happens to have chairs sitting around on it. With Kristina’s help, we’ve been able to actually eat dinner on the dining room table. For a while at least. Clutter does tend to come back.
Anyway, think about it. If not Kristina, then look on the internet for organizers who work in your area. Really. It’s a great gift for her, that will also be a good gift for you.
If you’re in the Charlotte metro area and want to give Christina a call, you can reach her at 704-941-0304, or at her website, www.goodeggorganizing.com, or by e-mailing her at kristina(at)goodeggorganizing(dot)com.Share on Facebook Tags: A Dude's Guide to Gifts, A Dude's Guide to Life, Act, anger, Apartment, Apartment Refrigerator, art, Awe, Barrett, Basketball, Beads, better, Chairs, charlotte, Charlotte Metro Area, Chocolate, Chocolates, college, College Basketball, Dining Room, Dining Room Table, dude, E Mail, Egg, Expedient, Flower, Flowers, Friends, Good Egg, Good Egg Organizing, Halloween, house, Kristina, Kristina Barrett, love, Madness, Mail Order Clothing, March Madness, men, mess, Metric Ton, Organization, Organizing, Pandora, Pandora Beads, Plague, richard, Shilling, Single Stitch, Slob, Super Bowl, Sweetie, Valentine, Valentine S Day, Valentine's Day, Welp, wife, work, Worker Bee, Young Dudes