The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #143053   Message #3306207
Posted By: wysiwyg
11-Feb-12 - 05:27 PM
Thread Name: Feb 2012 - Exercise by Leaping Over Clutter
Subject: RE: Feb 2012 - Exercise by Leaping Over Clutter
Oh, dear. I'm not alone. I have that disease also. They're the boxes....

Good news! Unlike lombosis, this disease is never fatal and has a one-day quick-cure. You just need to picture them as flat files to file by size, and keep a few not-too-deep boxes intact to be their file holders. I cured my outbreak exactly that way, plus all the padded mailers Mudcatters keep sending all those CDs in. (If you prefer you can string them overhead as giant mobiles-- but that's a different craft.)

You need to first calculate how many of these boxes, empty file folders, empty mailers, colorful post-its with cute cartoons, pretty gift boxes...... see I really did have this one too-- how many you actually used last year. No pencil needed-- a quick ballpark estimate will probably be pretty accurate.

RECYCLE the rest (scan the cartoons of you must)-- and store the ones you KNOW you will use....

Not the ones you HOPE you will use.

It's a much bigger problem: "preferring the hope to the reality." It cuts across all behaviors, not just clutter.

If desperate, simply arrange Skype support. I'm about to do that for workout buddies myself. OH yeah. I can auction off 50 pounds of prime fat right now, via Skype. Say "Whaaaaaaat??????" FB friends will know what I mean because I will roll it out quite soon now. Probably the next time someone pisses me off on a Friday. Haven't chosen the auction's beneficiary yet.