I set a goal for myself to get through the stack of magazines that have been piling up on my chair.
I didn’t put an end date on it, I just made it a goal to get through them. Sometime or other. But they continue to arrive in the mail each month, before I’ve had a chance to finish, or even start, the last one, so at this rate… well, whatever…
Reading them isn’t necessarily a chore for me, but often I will put other things first: blogging, running, baking,
But today, I decided to get through at least one magazine.
I dug to the bottom of my stack and came up with my oldest Redbook magazine. As I was reading, I came across an article titled “What Your Mess Says About You.”
I’m a mess, so I was anxious to read all about it.
The first description was about “Pilers”
The article stated: “Pilers tend to be efficient organizers, because they know to put the most important stuff on top and can quickly find things.”
I nodded as I read, proud of the fact that I actually have a title.
I am a PILER.
My book is on the very top. Not because it’s the most important, but mainly because if it was in between or on the bottom, everything else would slide off. (I know from experience. Only took me a few times of cleaning up spilled bills to learn that the book must go on top.)
My book DOES, however, contain my most pertinent stuff. Bills that are close to being due, notes that need almost immediate attention, dates that I don’t want to forget, all get stacked together and “bookmarked”, so to speak. Anytime I sit down to read, I remove my bookmarks, and I’m reminded of the things I need to get to. Soon.
Under my book are various papers: school notes, subscription renewals, the propane bill (I have yet to open that one ’cause it scares me), torn out recipes from previous magazines, and my resume folder that needs to be refiled. At the bottom of the pile are my unread magazines.
This pile rests on my bar stool if I’m away, and gets moved to the bar, if I sit down. With each passing day it seems to get heavier, but I think that’s just the burden I feel of knowing I should be going through it as I push it aside to make room for my computer.
I feel a little better knowing that my organization style made the list, however. Heck. It even made number one!
And it’s true. When Mario needs her picture forms, or I need to find the water bill, or Chip forgets when his hair appointment is, I go to my pile. And within seconds I have pulled out what they are looking for.
“Typically, pilers are intuitive, practical, down-to-earth, and more relaxed.”
Yeah. That’s a pretty good description of me. I won’t be worrying any more about having a pile of stuff on my chair….
Especially since it’s better than being a Big Banger.
“Big Banger – People who let a huge mess build up and then spend days cleaning it”
I am definitely NOT one of them. I would never spend days cleaning anything.