I've been thinking about cleaning up. I've sorted through two boxes and created a massive pile of papers I no longer need. I've bought a shredder and spent a weekend shredding things every time I walked past. I ended up with two big boxes of shredded paper, and at least three times that much waiting to be shredded, and then... you guessed it... the next shiny thing came along.
I'm not giving up. It's got to the stage where it's actually uncomfortable working here, so it has to be done. I've given myself a deadline. I want my office tidy by the end of June. I figure if I do an hour or so a week, it'll work. The room's not THAT big.
The picture shows one corner of my office, so you know what I'm up against.
Look at all the books there.
I'll tell you how the clean-up will go:
I'll start clearing things away from them and will tidy a spot about a foot square, then I'll see a book I haven't seen in a while, get all excited about it and then spend the next three hours reading it. ... hence the June deadline.