"When you say yes to one thing, you’re saying no to something else." - Aby Garvy, weekly organizing tip
When I signed up for the weekly organizing emails, I pictured my house becoming magically orderly and tidy: Piles vanish with a "poof!" and coordinating baskets line the bookcases. While that would be lovely and wonderful, I have found that at the foundation of most of the tips is mental organization. More than having a cute file folder for paper, I need to intentionally sit down and sort the papers, make decisions and dive into my work. The quote above has been a major help in tackling the piles in my head and the clutter of my schedule. And hopefully it will influence the piles on my desk!