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August 27, 2008


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I just laughed out loud. I need to come out to CA to help!! :)


I had a feeling you would comment on this. And I think this blog should be very comforting and inspiring to your clients (my niece Rachel is a personal organizer.) I could be your greatest challenge and greatest success...if you could actually manage to succeed. I still wonder...given your obsession with neatness and my ....lack of that... how it's possible that we could share any of the same DNA.


Puleeze, I did this blog post months ago--and I had photos....

Deborah Rothman

A good day--strike that--a good hour, is when I can look down on my desk and see wood. The solution is to move every 3 - 5 years, or persuade myself that I am moving. It makes it so much simpler to box up everything on the desk every 3 years or so, and take the boxes from old residence to new residence, untouched by human hands. I'd never trash the cartons, of course. Who knows what treasures are in there?!

Searching for stuff on my desk is probably like carbon dating--as I dig frantically for, say, the defense brief for tomorrow morning's mediation, I stop pawing at a particular file and find the next most likely pile as soon as I reach lost mediation briefs or letters dated 2005 or earlier. If your blog happens to bring you a cure--strike that, I mean a solution--please, please blog about it.


And I thought attorneys have organized minds!! Guess it doesn't translate to having organized desks. Although it's a little scary thinking you have someone's life at stake on your desk among the piles. Have to say your comments are always, always comforting-- to think you're right there with me, no matter how down and dirty.

Catherine Ford (@15MinutesADay on Twitter)

Too funny! Your desk sounds as bad as my bedroom floor! I'll admit that my desk was horrible a week or so ago. It's out in the living room, so I had to clear it off for hosting Thanksgiving. It's still mostly clean, but everything that was on top of it is now underneath it. I still have to sort that out. Keep up the good work! You have my sympathy!


Hi Catherine, just noticed this comment today. Very brave of you to have your desk out in public view. In the past, I was too embarrassed to allow anyone to see my desk, other than my very closest friends and family. Now with this article, and Click for Clutter, I"m beyond humiliation.

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