Do not try to discourage me with talk of how it has Never Been Done.
I know I am in "uncharted waters." Please. I practically wrote the book on Organization Systems that Seem Promising, But Only Serve to Transfer Disorganization from One Place to Another.
Sadly, I forgot to copyright that one.
And yes, I recognize that my track record in matters of organization has been, let's say "spotty."
But this time is different, I swear! No more bins, no more hooks, no more sorting hats.
The answer is: thumbtacks.
Trust me. This time I'm really on to "something."
All I have to do to prove it works is: revise my novel, navigate an impenetrable collection of college and scholarship applications, launch a completely new website, establish myself as the new face of erotic literature and adult figure skating and find a full-time job that will allow my family to continue living indoors.
It sounds overwhelming until you begin adhering stick-on corkboard to every surface of your work area. From there, it's just a matter of acquiring a collection of thumbtacks, which are available in a wide array of colors and styles.
And voila! You are
speaking French for no reason! surrounded by the exact same to-do list as before except now it has been impaled on tiny plastic-coated spikes.
Which I believe will make all the difference.
Photo: Forget what I said about Paris-themed sticky notes.