It's the snowflake example: one=pretty little speck; many=roof caves in.
So it is clearly a miracle my entire office had not crashed through the earths crust and been burned to a crisp - such was the inordinate weight of paper. Most of it unfiled or misfiled or piled on various flat surfaces.... boxes piled everywhere - I could hardly move. I enter this photogrpah as Exhibit A.
In my defence...... there is NEVER enough storage space in a child care centre and one with the luxury of a big(ish) office becomes a store room of sorts. At the moment it has art for the Art Auction on July 9th as well as Silent Auction items for the same event. It also has the after effects of two conferences and several work events....and all my teaching stuff..... ok it's not much of a defence but it's all I got.
A paper angel descended a few weeks ago in the form of an Office Goddess names Kristin. We hired her to tame the paper and it has been a BIG (weighty, one might say) job. First she surveyed the chaos (and didn't quit on the spot) and then she designed a filing system on paper that made sense to me (and hopefully anyone else who might use it) and then she actually made the system - every file, every label....... it is a thing of such beauty I get misty eyed (Ok no I don't but it does make me happy!).
And now I am going to move the furniture around and it will be a whole new office.
And it is, in fact, so light, so free of those millions of 5g bits of paper, that it might just float away this weekend. (I wish)