I'm posting this now so that I will be sure to come back and post an "after" picture. This counter is a big pain in my neck! It collects everything--I mean really could I even fit one more thing on it without it ALL falling off? I think not.
This tiny counter is right beside my oven, so I'm sure I'm posing some sort of serious fire hazard. Enough is enough!
Last year I purchased a file folder holder and labeled the folders--coupons, medical, needs to be filed, belongs to someone else, etc. This has taken care of the stacking of paper that I am so guilty of doing. However the files are bulging and I HAVE to file and purge.
The rest of the stuff, I'm not exactly sure where it goes. Hopefully the trash can/recycle can will receive a good bit of it. I will be back this evening to post an "after" picture be sure to tune in.
I'm going to wait until then to link myself to 5 Minutes for Mom, but you can head on over there and check out the other tackles. Just be sure to come back. I need constant affirmation.
UPDATE: so I'm back, yes it's after 9 p.m. but I'm back and that's what counts. I cleaned with the trash can by my side and I was ruthless! I do have one confession though, I did NOT go through all the file folders. I went through a couple, but will work my way through the others this week. It was too overwhelming. I had papers and piles everywhere. I had to stop before I'd be into tomorrow trying to clear away the piles.
So, now I'm semi-motivated to take care of other piles here and there. I think I must have been just stacking instead of putting stuff away for...well, maybe most of the winter. That's all behind me now and I'm moving forward. not tonight, though.