It's livable for guests, I've had a couple in the last couple months. But there are piles here and there, bins full of unknown artifacts, stacks of unfinished projects, and the bottom of my file cabinet.
When I clean up, I tend to stack things to "get to later." Before I know it there are many stack to get to later. When I think about them, I feel afraid of them, like I did my file cabinet back in October or November.
Part of my trepidation is I don't always know what to do with these things. My brain tells me if I didn't know it was in there to throw it out. But probably the biggest issue is when I can't put something away because the place I need to put it away is another mess I need to deal with first. It's really just an ongoing vicious circle.
I need to make a bigger mess before I can reduce the mess. That's how I handled the really big clean out I did a couple years ago. I got the computer/craft/guest room really organized with labeled bins and all. But before you think I let it go again, I didn't. It's still organized, I just never dealt with the stuff already in drawers and the stuff I put in bins to deal with later. Now I need to make a big mess and sort the drawers so I can put away the rest of the stuff or make that final decision to throw it out.
So here I go. Well, after I do some writing. After I look something up on the internet. After I finish the People Magazine crossword puzzle and have my 2nd cup of coffee.
Be afraid! Be very afraid!