The Running Realtor: Spring Cleaning or Maybe Not...!

A blend of ramblings about Real Estate & Running around New Haven County and the Connecticut Shoreline

Spring Cleaning or Maybe Not...!

The clutter on my home office desk has been growing for more than a few months.  Since we are going into a quiet Easter Weekend I thought it would be good time for a quick spring cleaning. 

Unfortunately the project only kept my attention for a few minutes.  The first pile of paper I picked up included a packet of stretching information I saved from when I first started running.  I have been planning to write a blog on that subject so my cleaning stopped and I started searching the Internet to get my links and began writing.

After the title it dawned on me how quickly I abandon my cleaning project.  As I glanced around at the "invisible clutter" I thought of blogging about it.  So I put the stretching blog on hold and out came the camera. 

It is amazing how long I can look at something and not be bothered by it.  A close up shot looking to the right of my phone shows some detail.  YES... That is a roll of 29 cent stamps! 

There is also that little piece of Christmas wrapping paper that I just could not toss.  Thought it would come in handy for something small.  Those letters are old themselves,  when I looked inside one contained complimentary parking vouchers that I received with my five play subscription to the Shubert Theater.  The postmark shows that was back in 2003, mailed for 37 cents.

Any motivational Advice?   I have always found Cluttered Chaos works best for my filing system but I do need to get this job done.

Well... Looking at all this cleaning work has been draining... Tomorrow is another day!

Comment balloon 4 commentsNo Longer Active • April 06 2007 07:34PM


Set the timer for 15 minuets, grab a trash bag, and work as fast as you can.  Then step back and see whats left.
Posted by Beth Bastian, Simi Valley Real Estate (Rosemont Financial Inc) almost 12 years ago

Dan, be thankful that you can see the top of your desk, you should see mine.

A friend of mine use to have a sign on the side of his desk that said "A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind" :) 

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 12 years ago
O.H.I.O. anything you bring into your office.  Only Handle It Once.  File it, trash it, mail it, get rid of it.
Posted by Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Agent (Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL) almost 12 years ago

That 15 minute technique didn't quite work for me..... But 4 hours later it is looking GOOD!





Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

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