Although I’ve lived in my current place for less than a year, by the start of this winter, things were totally out of control. Thanks to a busy work schedule, and general exhaustion in the evenings, chaos had begun to rule. Where there once were neat empty counters and desktops, were now piles of disorganized papers, folders, and books (of course there would be books).
I would periodically try to make things right, but these efforts were really just stop-gap measures, and never were very effective. […]