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Starting a seven step programme

Seriously, how does this happen?

It starts out all clean and pretty. Everything has a place. There are niches for this and baskets for that and there is absolutely no reason why this room should not stay practical and presentable. But this is what it looks like after three days of scrapping through a list of projects that need to be done by this weekend. And it really does hit me like a frisbee I didn’t see coming.

The first step is admitting I have a problem, right?

This is my desk right now. As in five minutes before I posted this. And no one can say this is pretty or productive in the slightest.

Something has to be done. But for today, showing my messy desk to the world is enough, I think.

It does make me feel better that others have a messy desk—and have also shared it with the world—so I’m sharing some of them here:
one, two, three, four, five, six along with one news column that says I shouldn’t stress about my messy desk. Sigh. Sometimes the internet can just make you feel better.

Go on then. Take a before picture. Post it if you like, or just keep it to yourself.

And you perpetually tidy people? You part comes in tomorrow, when you start to share your wisdom. For today, you can just silently mozy right along. I know you’re out there and I envy you so, but today I gotta bond with the messy desk girls out there. You understand.


01 June 2007

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14 Comments for Starting a seven step programme

  1. jo Says:

    I couldnt take a pic as I dont have a dedicated scrapping space so I guess my challenge will be to collect all the piles of stash from around the house and put it all in one place – tidily.

  2. Lynda Brown Says:

    oh yours is tidy compared to mine, I simply would not DARE to let the world see my scrapping space, I really must tidy it up and store it properly. Well, as the saying goes “Dull women have immaculate houses”!!

  3. Kelli Says:

    I have posted the link to my blog which I started last week and the very first offcial post ahs a picture of my “clean work station” funny.

  4. Dawn Says:

    That article is very true, if you knew my daughter you would know, now she has a perfect reason for not tiding her room.

  5. Marie Says:

    Here’s mine – complete with my perpetually overflowing rubbish bin!!

    love M

  6. PROLIX from la Normandie Says:

    what a strange word!!!

    {ThE fReNcH tOuCh}
    artsy english-fran├žais blog

  7. Dawn Says:

    Here is my scrapping space it’s twice as bad if my daughter scraps with me

    Keep on messin’!
  8. valerie Says:

    That’s not messy. If I could find my camera I could show you mess.!

  9. Sandy Says:

    I don’t have mess, I have organised chaos, and can find everything I need…sometimes.

  10. soojay Says:

    yup much tidier than mine and mine is my dining room table!! we can never eat there!!!!

  11. Eleni Gratsia Says:

    Mine is not limited to a desk, it’s on my bed, on the floor, and on the kitchen table!!! Oh the shame!!! Yes, I have a problem!!! :) I also have 4 layouts done today, too! :D

  12. Gemma Says:

    Here’s my messy craft corner – it’s a shelveing unit in the corner of my bedroom, but the mess does continue onto the floor too!!!

    I promise to tidy it . . .

  13. Cardy UGG Boots Sale Says:

    This is a good article

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