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But what about Organized Clutter?  Is there such a thing?  My husband seems to think so...

Well...let's look at my desk for instance.  My Brother MFC 8460N Laser Printer to my right, My Hewlitt Packard flatbed legal scanner to my left, my monitor in the middle, my hanging files (and lots of them) within both drawers on either side of me...My label maker, stapler, pens. pencil sharpener, stack of business cards, postcards, mailing labels, pictures of my children, overdue files, my big fatty calendar-(displaying a beautiful blanket of appointments), reference materials, my notary stamp and journal locked away safely in its drawer, overnight packaging envelopes, etc., 2 phones, my Sun Light Lamp that so proudly lights my way, all organized and conveniently within MY reach. 

But seriously...as much as I love the way I can access anything I need at my desk, My wonderful, truck driving husband laughs at me...calling my masterpiece of a desk ORGANIZED CLUTTER!!  "But I work well this way,"  I tell him.  I'm not a mess...I am very efficient and everything has its place...( I think so anyway).  I've never lost anything, never misplaced a file...perhaps he doesn't understand the nature of the business...maybe he doesn't understand the nature of MY business...hahaha.

Made me think about how others organize themselves...what makes others comfortable while spending ruthless hours at the desk sometimes...

So I ask, what is on YOUR desk?  What makes you work more effortlessly, and efficiently?


Thanks for reading!

Cheryl Lee Anderson

Ronald Gillis
Southwest Florida Notaries (Mortgage Notary Signing Agent) - Port Charlotte, FL
CNSA Southwest Florida. Notaries, Port Charlotte, 941-7-NOTARY

I am messy, plain and simple.  But scary that often I still know where most stuff is in the mess, not always, but usually.  I try to be neat & organized, but it is hard for me to stay that way!


Jun 29, 2008 05:59 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

I had to laugh at that title -- I try to believe I have organized clutter as well.  I do a lot of filing and some organizing -- otherwise, I wouldn't know which pile things were in.

Jun 29, 2008 06:12 AM
Cheryl Lee Handavaka
Cheryl Lee Handavaka Mobile Notary Public - Riverside, CA
951-514-9205 - Riverside Notary Loan Signing Services

Thank you, Ronald and Joan for your responses...I am glad to see that we have an alliance!  hahaha...I do try to be neat as well, but I seriously do know where everything goes, and where everything is.  My husband, as sweet as he is, tried to help me out ONCE...and while I was gone...(gone...being the key word here), he tried to organize my desk to his specific standards...well, that went over with me like a lead balloon...cuz when I came back, the expression on my face probably said it all to him...I was lost...hahaha!


Thanks again and have a great rest of weekend!



Jun 29, 2008 06:40 AM
No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging
Hickory, NC

Cheryl, Hey - I cannot even tell you about my desk.. Yep - I do know where almost everything goes but it's overwhelming.. I blame it on my right brain  - creative side LOL,..  I posted a reply on my post about the Cheryl group. Please come over and join - then write a blog post about your questions on real estate.. Since I am a stager - I can't help you on most of those... I think that I noticed on this post that you did not "post" it onto any groups -  After you join the Cheryl group -go back and edit th is post and post it to the Cheryl group and any other one that it will fit - you really have to read each group's guidelines but you can always post to the Cheryl group..  God bless,

Jun 29, 2008 12:05 PM
Cheryl Willis
RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI - Mount Vernon, MO
MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law

Welcome Cheryl A, if we keep this up we may have a cheryl for each letter of the abc's.  Dibbs on "W"  If you are taking a pole, mark me down for 'can't see the desk'  I am a out of sight out of mind person, so everything is at my fingertips 24/7.  be good  cheryl willis

Jun 30, 2008 03:16 AM
No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging
Hickory, NC

Hey Cheryl A,  I am so happy that you posted here on the group - WELCOME to a fellow Cheryl Lee .. God bless - look forward to getting to know  you better..

Jun 30, 2008 04:23 AM
Cheryl Lee Handavaka
Cheryl Lee Handavaka Mobile Notary Public - Riverside, CA
951-514-9205 - Riverside Notary Loan Signing Services

Thank you, Cheryl's, for a wonderful welcome!  I will definitely contribute to as much as I can...Have a wonderful week! 

Cheryl Lee Anderson

Jun 30, 2008 11:04 AM
Karen Hurst
Rhode Island Waterfront!

Hmmm, I chuckled at this. We have some things in common. I have a very cluttered looking office, where I know "exactly" where everything is and it drives my "used to be truck driver" husband (He is retired early) crazy, and my notary stamp sits proudly on a shelf over my desk (which "he" built for me to organize stuff:)  Alas, I am not a Cheryl.

Jul 07, 2008 03:21 PM