Focus your attention not on the bacon (yum!) or the boy in the foreground, but rather on the pile of papers on the windowsill in the background, and you will have a small example of the piles of “stuff” that are scattered throughout my house. We have piles of artwork, piles of school papers, piles of mail, piles of books to be read, and of course, piles of Legos…You name it, and we probably have a pile of it somewhere in our house! Even with regular sorting and trashing, we still have piles. Our most established pile of stuff is probably the one on top of our piano, followed by the one on top of our kitchen counter, and then the one on the windowsill behind where my son sits. Sometimes, items will sit there for weeks or months, supposedly on their way to someone’s bookshelf or closet, without being touched. We are working on our pile problem, but it is quite insidious!