In anticipation of that necessity I spent most of Sunday dealing with the various piles that were on the floor, my desk, and other surrounding surfaces. I am happy to report that significant progress was made. Papers were pitched, others were sorted and/or filed, and a few strategic piles were created to make it easier to deal with them from this day forward. There are some "things" that presently occupy space in the guest room, and those will be dealt with next since we will be having a visit from Mom next month, and sharing the bed with stacks of items that don't have a place of residence in our house is probably not her idea of hospitality.
I'll take progress one step at a time. At the moment I can celebrate less clutter and a clean floor in my office, seen in this picture. What you don't see is the box of new Pampered Chef products that I received for free. It's been relocated to the dining area for the time being until I can find a place to put my new goodies. Inevitably the open floor seen here will begin to disappear as I need a place to set things. Piles will accumulate once again, and the process of sort and purge will repeat itself. While it's in its present state of semi tidiness I thought I'd at least share the pleasure. Enjoy--this won't last long!