Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Clean Sweep


When Tony was little, his mom (Hi, Grammi!) had a cleaning tactic that he calls the "clean sweep."  She would dump everything off the surfaces in their room into a big pile and then they had to go through it and clean it all up.  It's genius.  So, one morning this week my visiting teachers were coming over and I just knew I wouldn't have time to workout, shower, dress me and Lu, etc., and clean off the wreckage on my desk.  I decided to give myself a clean sweep and hide it in the bedroom.  It filled this giant box.  I couldn't believe it!?  So, the next day I went through the box, everything was put away or thrown away.  And today, 2 days later, my desk is trashed again.  What is my deal?  Why do I have a perpetual Marjory pile in tow?

4 comments:

K+B said...

the same thing happens with my desk, but it usually doesn't take 2 days. I think it's the curse of the office space.

Stacie said...

Just so you know, you aren't the only one. My desk/office area is always a mess. Always. It is nearly impossible to stay on top of, with all the papers and projects always coming through or going on. I like this "clean sweep" idea! My problem would be neglecting the pile/box and forgetting about something important. :/

Jennifer said...

Cuz you got a lot of Starnaman and a little Aunt Suzie.

Benjamin said...

The clean sweep is like picking your nose: kinda gross but sometimes necessary when done to yourself; psychologically damaging when done by someone else.