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Take two . . . Murphy's Law

by: Leesa Kotis on

Just quickly, I have titled this "Take Two . . . Murphy's Law" because as I was writing this blog, of which I was really happy with, we had a complete blackout in Kellyville, therefore loosing my blog after my session time ended during said blackout.  Ok . . . partly my fault . . . should have saved it earlier.  As I said "Take two".

With a few variations along the way, it is mostly agreed that the saying "Murphy's Law" ("If anything can go wrong, it will") was born at Edwards Air Force Base in 1949 at North Base.

It was named after Capt. Edward A. Murphy, an engineer working on Air Force Project MX981, (a project) designed to see how much sudden deceleration a person can stand in a crash.

One day, after finding that a transducer was wired incorrectly, he cursed the technician responsible and said, "If there is any way to do it wrong, he'll find it."

The contractor's project manager kept a list of "laws" and added this one, which he called Murphy's Law. Source: www.murphys-laws.com

And so I have found that Murphy's Law can affect my seasonal closet organisation.  I run on a fairly minimal amount of clothes anyway, but with lack of hanging space, I pack up all my out of season clothes and store them away. With the weather patterns becoming stranger and stranger each year this is beginning to become a problem for me. This would have to be one of my biggest issues with the newer built homes.  To save money, builders place one hanging rail in a closet.  I'm not an expert on closet design but this is obviously not functional.

The beginning of Spring last year we had an unusual run of extremely hot days.  I thought it would be safe to pack all my winter things away.  Blow me down if the following two days aren't cold, windy and rainy. There it is, Murphy's Law.  My solution in the end was to leave a minimal amount of winter clothes, including one coat, in an easy to access place in my closet.

Last week, after more crazy weather I called in Sally of the Clever Closet Company (www.cleverclosetcompany.com.au) to see if anymore functional space could be added to my wardrobe. "Too much air" in my closet, Sally advises.  This being space that is completely useless with absolutely no function.  I'm waiting with baited breath to see the designs that Sally comes up with.  I have now decided to have all the closets in our home made more functional and practical.  Everyone has different needs in their closet (I won't mention my addiction to handbags and need for them to be easy to access) so why not have a closet designed specifically for your own needs.

Hopefully Murphy's Law won't affect my wardrobe organisation anymore.  I may have to investigate Howe's Law - "Every many has a scheme that will not work", Obviously my plan with packing away my out of season clothes, and Jenning's Corollary, "The chance of the bread falling with the buttered side up is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet".  I will keep this in mind with our upcoming renovations as well.

No "air" in this closet, but
obviously not functioning!