Friday, May 11, 2012

Flashback Friday: Clearing the clutter

Last year I wrote about a very big project: cleaning my office. I will admit that when I decided to start a nonprofit, the plans to finalize my home office went right out the window. I got pulled in some different directions and then began focusing on the more fun task of how I would organize my new office outside of my home.

It has been a labor of love. I am seriously addicted to office supplies and decorating new spaces. It was a joyous event to move in to my beautiful space. I feel very fortunate to have received such amazing space, and wanted my office to stay on the level of the rest of the newly-remodeled building. 
Guess what? I’m still technically moving into my new office, AND I’m still cleaning up my home office! My new office has been coming right along, piece by piece. It was almost unfathomable how much stuff I had collected over the past several years related to autism and special needs. Getting it all out of my home and into my nonprofit space was a relief. But, I am still cataloging all of my lending library resources, binders, files, and stacks of paper into some sort of sense. With the multiple book cases, filing cabinets, and various stuff, it continues to be a big task.

Last weekend I did some major catch up on my home office. I went through most of the rest of the boxes and sorted things. I was able to get a lot of it out of the room, and I am happy to say that most of the floor is now visible for the first time in a LONG time.

My boys are so proud of the progress that was made, they have been showing it off to people that visit our house. It feels good to know that I was able to make such an impression for spending only 2 afternoons going through old stuff.

There is more work to do, both at home and at my nonprofit's office. I sometimes wonder if I will ever be done. But, I’ll keep taking it one step at a time and continue working toward my goal of fully-organized, immaculate spaces. When everything is exactly the way I want it, I’ll be in such office bliss that I won’t ever want to leave!

Read all about how starting to clean my office last year brought back some joyful and painful memories, and how the entire process has been good for my soul.
What can you never seem to get organized?     

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