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I like to think of myself as a pretty organised person.However, I do get into extremely poor behaviours for weeks at a time.The desk has become a catchall for me, which is a terrible habit.I would just dump whatever it was on my desk if I couldn’t decide what to do with it.Because, you know, I’m going to get to it eventually.I decided to clean up this mess after reading How to Organize Your Bills and Tax Returns on the Food Storage Moms site.When I first started working here, I was terrible at sorting mail as soon as I brought it in.I throw away the junk mail, put the credit card offers (also crap and a lot of them) in the Thirty One Gifts bag where I store my “to be destroyed” documents, and leave the bills on my desk.But you do recall that eventually everything under the sun ended up on my desk.I had the bright notion to convert our seldom used dining room into a home office for my husband and me the weekend before Christmas.

Not to worry; he has his own workspace.

Given that it being the weekend before Christmas, we didn’t have a lot of time to set up shop at the new office.

I didn’t make any effort to straighten up my workspace.

This desk has a revolving top.

I simply need to put things away and pretend it’s tidy.


It’s the middle of the month of January, and I’m only now getting around to cleaning out my desk.

Really, there wasn’t that much effort involved.

My file cabinet is quite well organised.

I’ve simply not been giving anything the time and effort it deserves for the last several months.

One of the most important things I did was destroy any evidence that may be used against me.

As a rule, I destroy everything in sight.

My previous debit card was being used in France, so I started shredding all of my receipts, invoices, and credit card offers.

It’s to Capital One’s credit that they noticed right away and got in touch with me.

Now that I had finished shredding, I could get out my Brother P-touch Label Maker.

I’ve had it for a long time, and it’s still my favourite thing.

I labelled a few folders on my desk so that I could get to the family budget, tax documents, etc., quickly and easily.

After I organised my new file folders and started sorting through my mail, I finally got around to opening some of it.

As I have always paid my bills online, seeing a paper bill in the mail has always seemed like a mere formality to me.

I’ve got everything figured out with the bills.

To whom and when we owe money, I am well aware.

I am a model of punctuality in all of my financial dealings (or early).

You won’t believe what I discovered when I opened the one envelope I had been saving for tax information from the mortgage company.

It was a cheque for somewhat more than $1300, representing a reimbursement of an escrow overpayment.


The date on the envelope was 11/15!

Two months have passed since then!

For two months, it remained buried behind my pile of useless possessions.

It states “void after 90 days” on the cheque, so don’t cash it after that.

It’s a good thing I didn’t wait another month to organise my work space.

My tidy workstation is shown before you.

The experience has taught me a valuable lesson, and I vow to never again allow things to deteriorate to that point.

Never again will mail lay in a mound on my desk untouched.

I went the extra mile and placed a money tree on top of the desk for additional aesthetic value.

It simply made sense in that context.

Okay, so how exactly are we going to spend that cash?

Pay off some debt using the money.

It’s probably for the best that I didn’t crack this open until after the holidays, since else I could have wasted it.

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My name is Susan and I am a stay-at-home mom who loves to blog and share tips for managing home. I have been married for 8 years and have three kids. I know what it is like to try to keep a household running smoothly while also trying to take care of a family.
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