But alas, today I am about to do that horrible deed and no phone call. Poop.
I do want to take a quick minute (What? Procrastinating? Me? Well, maybe.) to tell you about a great new book I just got yesterday. It's called GO organize!, and the author is Marilyn Bohn. Marilyn is an organization expert and she has a great website and blog for you to visit: http://www.marilynbohn.com/
Here's the book:
I found mine on Amazon, but Marilyn is going to be selling them from her website soon. I read the first two chapters last night and I was hooked! Marilyn has such a makes sense approach to decluttering and organizing your home. I have already started using the system she has outlined so beautifully in her book, and I am finding it very focused and motivating. She has great tips like setting a timer and working for a set amount of time instead of working until you hate the job.
There is a neat story about how I found out about this book. Marilyn and I both signed up for Amy's Great Pumpkin swap over at Bumble Bee Lane, and we are partners! I told Marilyn in our first email exchange that I found it pretty ironic that I would be partnered with an organization expert for this swap (or any swap). And maybe even fate. :) When I received Marilyn's email and first went to check out her website, I could easily see the MOUND of things I brought home from the end of the school year still stacked next to and on the kitchen table. I think it might have been classified as borderline horrifying to someone who has an aversion to clutter. And no I didn't take pictures of that!
This is another side to participating in swaps - you might just meet a person you really needed to know!
I must run now, but I will try to be brave enough to come back with some before and after pictures of my organizing. But first, the kitchen floor and I must do battle!