I have learned from past years it's best to be prepared. I like to have my sorting done and know how I'm going to attack my project. Sometimes my project is sorting, like last year when I was determined to get the church's archive photos sorted, filed and (because I'm the church's archivist) back to the church instead of living at my house the past 14 years.
This year I will continue working on the kids' school books. Because I've been working on these for the last 3 years only at the craft and hobby retreat, I keep forgetting what I'm doing every year. This year I've decided to walk in ready to work. So far I've got my youngest daughter's school stuff all in order. My oldest daughter's school book is done through 6th grade, I think; the result of the two previous craft retreats. After 6th grade it's all downhill because they don't produce as much and their reports cards are a 1/4 sheet of paper down from 4 pages. My challenge with these years are finding the things they've written because it's all on computers.
As a result of getting organized for this weekend retreat, I've emptied a bin and a drawer. Today I will tackle two more bins in search of more school work and report cards I've put in those bins. I will tackle one more drawer because that's where my oldest daughter's partially completed school stuff is.
And yes, just so you know, it is as scary as I thought it would be. But there is nothing like a push to get a person off the cliff.