Fighting the Second Law of Thermodynamics


get-organized-e1264574319461-436x245Most people know the first two laws of Thermodynamics even if they never set foot in a chemistry lab in high school because of the use in popular culture.  Energy is never created nor destroyed and the universe grows more random.  The second one is often paraphrased as “Nature abhors a vacuum”.  In chemistry, a gas will expand to fill a space.  Water will flow down hill, fires will spread.

Anyone trying to downsize and organize, or even just organize is fighting this law and using energy to do it.  When space was opened when an adult child left home, it became filled with items that were stored elsewhere.  I realized that guests, including returning family, couldn’t use the drawers to put items for use while they stayed.  Displacing one object means removing another, the chain continues.  And then add the dimension of “temporary storage” for people no longer living in the home.  The item is wanted but no room for it in current living situation.  Or maybe needed if a life situation changes.   Time to create more cellular energy by eating lunch…




About Sherri Robinson

Enjoying time with my wonderful husband after my two amazing daughters have left on adventures in New York and Seattle, avid reader, exploring the world, sharing time with friends near and far, living my Christian faith.
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