Keeping Me Honest

Okay, it is really “Keeping Them Honest”, but there is no them here, just me.  Unfortunately Anderson Cooper wasn’t available to help with this project, he probably has more important things to do. 

At the risk of looking like a hoarder, I am about to share a picture with you.  I am sharing this picture to motivate myself to make a change.  It is no secret that I struggle with organization.  I have purchased (and put together) many different methods and have failed at most (okay, really, all of them, as I am still looking).  I ordered Stephanie O’Dea’s Totally Together Journal (will review it soon) and got it in the mail the other day.  I am getting ready to dive in and thought what better way to document this process than to share with you all.  Plus, it will hold me accountable (or should). 

This picture is my loft/office.  My whole house does not look like this.  My desk is a catch-all for paperwork that needs to be dealt with filed.  I work at keeping the rest of the house picked up for the most part, so this area gets neglected.  Part of the problem is that I share this area with Aaron, which really isn’t fair to him. 

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His desk…

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As you can see, he has every reason to be irritated with my disaster zone.  Every 3-6 months I will clean and file and make a promise to myself that I won’t let this happen again and it does.  LOL!  I think part of the problem is that I don’t go in the loft/office on a regular basis, so I forget about the mess.  I will often send Hannah or Jon up with papers & such that need to be filed and have them place them on my desk.  I think step 1 needs to be that I need to do it myself so I can see the mess every time I add to it.  It certainly can’t hurt, right?

I think I am afraid that I am going to throw something out that I need.  I know deep down that is very unlikely if it has sat on my desk for as long as it has.  I hate to part with school papers, but am getting better at choosing which ones to toss.  Hannah’s sad face as I am tossing doesn’t make it any easier. 

So, this weekend after my run, I will be getting down to business.  Wish me luck! 

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