I haven't been doing much research during the past few days. Instead, I've been clearing the decks in my home office! I'm to the point with my genealogy findings where I feel like I'm ready to start trekking out to look for "real" paper documents and newspaper clippings. It's a whole other story when I looked around at the systems I have in place for storing those things, or rather... my lack of a system.
So I pulled out all of the boxes and books and papers and files that were stacked up in this big closet/bookshelf in here and have been systematically going through it ala Peter Walsh. I haven't touched this stuff since I moved back home to Nebraska last summer. Paper, paper, and more paper. Yikes!! So it's taking a while to sort through everything so I have room to grow into my new genealogy hobby/obsession. I really want to start out on the right foot and keep everything organized, safe, and visually appealing. Nothing drains me more than clutter!