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A solution for clutter problems? Keep working on it

Taking a video class is having a surprising side effect. I’m working on my clutter reduction projects.

I want to use video clips on my blog and to send clips to YouTube. So, when I thought about what to use as a background for my three test clips, I wanted to do a spot in front of my bookcase.

A problem. My bookcase wasn’t neat. I had packages of photos stuck here and there, and some books turned with the spines up so that I could put books on the same topic together. My magazine section was overflowing.

It actually was fun to get my bookcase sorted out. Magazines older than fiveBookcase_img_9342_3 years, old files, and out-of-date books were recycled. The photos went into the photo room. And I found four notebooks of photos in a box that I’d stuck on top of the bookcase. I hadn’t been able to find the photos for years! Now they’re no longer missing.

Here's a photo of my bookcase looking great.

I still have a lot of work to do, but I’m making progress. I’m looking forward to working on my photos this weekend.

For clutter tips, see How do you get rid of all that stuff? It’s my post from Feb. 6, 2008.

Also, I recently ran across the Web site for the TV program "Clean Sweep." The site has some good tips on reducing clutter. I’m going to check to see if my cable service offers the program.

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