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The Frightful Horror of Tackling a Paper Demon

My office has become a place where papers find their way to my dusty desk to fold up in a quiet corner and die.  They are my to-do lists, my bucket lists, ideas, thoughts, numbers, and each little piece of paper falls to this criminal wasteland. I will admit it I am a paper hoarder to the point that I  refuse to part with random incomprehensible artwork from my children’s time spent at preschool.

It is a problem! A big problem!  My IKEA Billy Bookcases are bursting out!  The moment I open the cupboard door something jumps out at me. So as Halloween fast approaches I have to succumb to the paper demon haunting in my cupboard and just let go of my fear. It might be the fear of my children growing up, the random ideas that will be lost, or the fear of letting go.

How to tackle a paper demon

So I am going to face this demon taking over my office! I vow to spend ten minutes a day tossing what is no longer of value and taking down the obnoxious cause of quiet clutter in my life.  I need to get my cupboards back to what they once were  as a place of dust-free organization.

I am raising my blue recycle-bag with vengeance ready to tackle this demon once and for all!

Wish me luck! If you don’t hear from me by Thursday know the cunning beast has taken me down into the dusty darkness of this paper wasteland.

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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

22 replies

  1. I don’t hoard papers so much, but I am unbalanced in other ways so I view this small failing in yourself with great tolerance. Good luck with your efforts, but don’t worry too much if you don’t clear up everything you need to. That’s what I tell myself anyway

  2. I realize this topic is written tongue in cheek but have you considerd scanning some of the papers so you can have an electronic copy before you part with the paper one?

  3. Mr. Muse’s and my office has also taken on that look. For two weeks I’ve been requesting a night to sit and go through papers… it’s been put off due to more immediate things that need to get done before the weather keeps us indoors. Good luck to you!

  4. I am not a love of dead tree. and my children return home daily with MUCH dead tree. some of it actual information, some of it painted and glued and still dripping… IDK – what is THAT? I do not have sentimental time for dead tree. My solution was to give each of my 3 children a treasure chest box – and in that box is to go their favourite dead tree projects. when it reaches the top? select your favourites and as for the rest = yeah BONFIRE!! (bring marshmallows to stop the flow of tears), and then: they can fill that box up again.
    Just ignore all those writing journals in the corner. do as mommy says; not as she does. 😉

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