Inspiration comes in many forms. Inspiration for me to find a new system to organize my research materials came from two sources.
And the second one is my good friend and “Tidy Town” award winner, Barbara O’Connor. Don’t get the “Tidy Town” reference?!! You will, after you check back here on Monday to read my interview with the award-winning author of How to Steal a Dog, and other crazy-good books.
Because I can no longer leave piles of papers sitting around (see an earlier post about Winston’s proclivity to pounce on paper) and because every picture Barbara posts of her house/office is Martha Stewart neat, tidy and cute, I took myself to Office Max and sprung for a new organizational system (the [IN] Place System by Peter Walsh).
My new desk top filing system — to die for!
I get no kickback for promoting this, but if you are knee-deep in research and need to keep those notes close at hand, run to the store right now and buy this amazing desktop filing system.
I feel close to Mother Teresa-perfect now, with all of my materials off the floor and at my fingertips.
Okay, maybe not Mother Teresa. But I could definitely go toe-to-toe with Barbara for a Tidy Town prize.