Okay, I admit it: I'm a pack rat. And my biggest clutter habit has to be with papers, magazines and books. I hang on to everything forever, and it tends to creep into every corner of the house somehow.

So now that I'm working from home, I thought it might be a good idea to take on some of the piles: the kitchen table, the top of the stairs...the entire living room.

Trouble is, this is when I start reading everything, and then fall into that "there are enough writers out there, who needs material from me" syndrome. Which is exactly what I don't need at the moment.

So I try to put as much into the recycling bin as I can. We all know there will be more stuff arriving tomorrow.