How many times have you sat there and looked at a pile of mail, papers, kid school work, and receipts on top of your desk and wondered…. If I could just get organized… I could probably be more productive.
This happens to me all the time. My husband describes me as the cleanest disorganized person he knows. The thing about working from home is that I have work ‘crap’ everywhere. There are appointment cover sheets, orders, invoices, finished shipments… stacked high in one corner of the kitchen counter that has been unofficially dedicated to Laura’s papers crap. It’s been named the “I’ll get to it when I can” pile.
It’s the urgency of not being able to find something when I really need it that promotes the “I’ll get to it now behavior.” I associate this to when I was single and I did laundry when I absolutely had to because I had nothing left to wear.
“Getting Organized” is always on my new years resolution list. This year my office, closet, kitchen, and kid’s rooms topped the list. I am currently organizing my office out of necessity, not because I want to. I am moving my office and I have an unfiled pile of papers that is a foot high. I dream of a NeatDesk to scan our home bills and all my work paperwork (a bit pricey for me to justify buying it).
The truth is, that unless I get all the paperwork in order; I can’t move on. It’s like I have a “chaos block.” My brain gets foggy as to where to proceed to go next. Plus, it bugs my husband like nothing else to have paper crap everywhere (specially when I can’t find something I need that should be where I think it is…. like our money market checkbook so I can pay tuition by Monday.)
Today is the day my office is being moved. I am finally consolidating the crap-corner with the unfiled pile upstairs; as well as my work from home office with our house bills and the new company. Chaos I tell you.
Anyone else have trouble keeping up with the filing and putting away?
PS: I didn’t think a picture was necessary for this post; as I think everyone can relate to a crap pile 🙂