What Failure Looks Like

Remember that vague goal to keep my desk clear during the month of July?

messy desk

Ha. What a joke.

(At least when I took this picture, it was just one layer of stuff.  Now picture another two layers of stuff on top of that stuff.  And picture me, sitting on the couch and too lazy to get up and take a picture of it).

Somehow I can have entirely clear surfaces throughout my whole downstairs…but it all falls apart when it comes to the desk. It is the dumping ground for mail, any electronic gadgets that need charging, hair thingys for Chicken, and things-that-don’t-belong-on-the-dining-room-table-so-please-move-them-before-you-set-the-table. (But my kids are setting the table! So- huzzah!).

I have tried “systems”- see those file thingys on the wall? Such a cute little system FAILURE.

I opt out of junk mail.

I have containers to corral hair ties and headbands.

When I see someone about to put something there that doesn’t belong, I throw things at that person. Heavy things, so they really get the message that I mean business.

None of these things have successfully kept this desk clear.

I think my next step will be acquiring a roll-top desk to just hide it all.


2 thoughts on “What Failure Looks Like

  1. I am right there with you. It seems to be the one thing I really can’t make any progress on. Wish I could tell you what to do, but (obviously) I can’t. Blerg back at ya. 🙂

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