I have a ton of what I call “crap piles” in my house. Before you freak out, it’s just what I call those piles of papers, random sticky notes & receipts that I scoop and dump into drawers when people come over or when I need to get to something else. Since moving my office back home, there are no less than 15 now. Yeah, it’s pretty severe.
But all is not lost! I have found a way that I can get a lot sorted in a little time. I used to try to think of everything then make labels, sort and put away. Not any more. I sort as I go, making piles and then when I get finished I make labels then put away. For some of you, this was a “duh!” but it took me forever to learn to sort that way. I don’t know why, but it seemed like I had to figure out what to do before I got started. But now, using this method, I see it’s easier to start and then adapt as I go along. Uh oh…uh oh…did you just see that revelation? Yeah, you can’t see to the bottom of the pile when you’re starting out, sweetie! So just keep going, stay diligent and when you get to the end, it’ll all be sorted out. It’s ok to not see everything. It can be overwhelming! But just hang in there, it’ll all work out!