Revolution of Love

Revolution of Love

Do small things with great love.

Operation Clean & Organize: Vol 5 – My Desk

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**Taming the procrastinating, ADD, mess cat within me.**

 


The other day I looked into Bella’s room to make sure she was doing her homework. I saw her kneeling on the floor using her chair as a table top. I wondered why she wasn’t using her desk until I took a look at it. It was so messy there was no room to write. She said she just cleaned it last week and doesn’t know why it was so messy again. I told her that she can’t just clean it once. She had to straighten it out every day so things don’t accumulate and look like a disaster area. She agreed and started cleaning.
I then walked over to my desk to check something online and ate my own words since my once clean desk looked something like this.

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My desk area is my little sanctuary/work center but more often than not I cannot even see the surface of it beneath all the mess. I am trying to make it a habit to take a few minutes each evening and put away the stuff that always accumulates there over the course of the day.
Since I always have numerous piles of papers or projects that I am working on I bought these pretty file folders at Barnes and Nobles to sort and label the piles.

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For Christmas I received this cute file folder that I wanted. I keep all our important papers and documents in it. I told Brian that if there is a fire in the house grab the kids first then grab the file. (Which makes me think, what if there is a fire while we are gone? Maybe I should scan those papers and store them online?)

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I use these matching mesh pouches to hold pens, stickers/envelope seals and other desk supplies.

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So my desk is once again pretty and every night (hopefully) Bella and I will be making sure our desk areas are kept that way.

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