Wednesday, December 8, 2010
If you have been a regular reader, you know that I am a bit organized. Ok, maybe a little more than a bit. I've got all of my Cubs cards scanned and saved on my computer (plus backed up on a second computer), uploaded on Photobucket, and listed in a spreadsheet. That is all well and good.
But here is the issue I'm wrestling with now. Every time I get a new card, I've got to take care of all three tasks (scan, Photobucket, spreadsheet) before I can put the card away in its new binder page home. If I don't do those things first, I'm afraid I'll lose track of what is scanned-Photobucket-spreadsheet and what isn't. And as soon as I lose track of a few cards, then the whole point of the scanning etc. is gone. With over 8,300 Cubs cards, I'll never be able to track down which two or three I don't have scanned.
I feel like I've painted myself into a corner. I've already invested too much time in the organization to just let it go. It used to be when a bubble mailer came, I would tear it open, enjoy the card, and then add it to the appropriate binder. But now, I've got my organization jobs and that takes some of the fun of a new card away.
Lately, I've set up a holding area on my desk with new cards, and when I get enough to scan nine or ten, I'll do them all at once. That seems to be more efficient with my time.
Is anyone else feeling overwhelmed by their organization....or overwhelmed by a lack of organization? Is there any sort of happy medium? Am I OCD???