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Clutter overwhelms me. I truly believe in that whole Feng Shui theory that clutter is a source of energy drain. I've been accused of wanting to present our family with a certain "image" when I get into clean and de-clutter mode, but in reality I'm just trying to plug the drain! I'm not sure why we can't keep a handle on our clutter habits. I know we're not alone in our battle. I can't help but think there has got to be a better way than the way we tend to live our day to day lives in relationship to our clutter.

Exhibit A-the normal state of our kitchen table:

Exhibit B-it's close neighbor the dishwasher:

And last, but not least, Exhibit C-My desk:

So today, this cold, snowy January day when we're all home enjoying a snow day, I once again am trying to tackle the piles. One at a time I sort. Paper is the worst offender - Lexi's school work, junk mail, magazines. Piles and piles of paper. I'm disgusted at the amount of waste we produce in the form of paper!

Unfortunately no matter how hard I work today, the battle will be replayed many times in the future. That doesn't mean I can't enjoy today's little victories. Off I go!



M said…
OK, I'm glad I'm not the only one!! Your kitchen table could be my kitchen table!

:-) Monica
Anonymous said…
Nice baskets, maybe you need more of them to help control that clutter!:o)
But seriously, we use a med market to hold M's school papers-out of the backpack to look them over then into the basket they go! And without setting them down somewhere to collect more clutter.
Best of luck!Jen

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