Problem Spot #1: The Kitchen Counter - I swear this has pile magnets built in because stuff seems to magically collect there.
Problem Spot #2: The Dining Room Table - Another stuff magnet location. I don't know why stuff ends up getting stuck there, but it does. It's also visible as soon as you walk in our front door, so I would like it to look nice and be cleaned off at all times. (P.S. Do you see the cute Christmas Tree Boat & Tote bag from L.L.Bean on the table? Birthday gift from my wonderful hubby - I'm a sucker for bags (?) and holiday stuff, so this was a BIG hit with me - and the best part was that he used Bean gift credit to buy it!)
Problem Spot #3: The Library Table - This is actually a lot better than normal, which is just sad. It looks so nice when it's cleaned off, but I have recently taken to doing our finances on this table rather than my desk. I think the office needs a re-do so it's more friendly to work in and I don't move to another room.
Problem Spot #4: The Library Window Seat - It just screams, "Put stuff here!" These smaller piles used to be one large pile on my desk. Yes, I think perhaps Peter is right, I am a "piler".
So there you have it - a tour of my trouble-spots. The thing is, I am, by nature, an organizer. Nothing warms the cockles of my heart faster than good organization. However, one of the things that I have learned is that organization is totally person-specific. If the organizational system doesn't make sense to you, you won't use it. I need to find a system that works for me and then follow through with using it (hmm...there we are, right back at personal responsibility and self-control again!).
OK, I'm off to battle the piles and take back control of my house: Round 2... :-)