I lost 187 pounds today!
So when you want to turn over a new page, it helps to get rid of the old work that might be weighing you down. I spent three hours working alongside a team of two organizers, and three hours on my own going through my files and sorting out what I didn't need.
Hello, clean office...now, even my dog wants to hang out here with me.
Now that the de-cluttering is done I have a feeling of incredible lightness, both mental and physical. My office is a much nicer place to be, and I can throw open the doors and windows to let the world see in. It's not perfect by any means, and I still have a follow-up date with my organizers, but it's a major improvement. When we were done, my joke was that Oprah could knock on my front door and I could invite her in to sit down for a cup of tea. She wouldn't be turning me in to Peter Walsh for the messiest house in America tour!
Since this issue is clearly on my mind, I invited Perri Kersh of Neat Freak Professional Organizing to be my guest on The Mojo Mom Podcast this week. I'll be posting that episode shortly.