Today I went looking in my sewing room for some metal snaps that I knew I had...somewhere. It was like wandering in a jungle. A frightening, overwhelming accumulation -- and I had done a major purge just a month ago. Not only could I not find the snaps, I started getting that panicky, anxious feeling of not knowing where to start tidying up.
So, because it was a nice day, I went out to the garden and did a bit of pruning and weeding to give myself a sense of being in control. Hah! It's the middle of winter of course -- if I think I'm in control, just wait til June. The garden will be in full jungle mode. Then, I suppose I will do the same thing in reverse: go into my sewing room and sort my fabric collection.