Oh my goodness, I underestimated how much messes bother people! Other people that is. However, after a good effort Friday and Sunday I achieved great things, so all of you OCD'ers can relax. A little, anyway.
I did get everything loose off of the floor and it is now on a table in or in a box. Maybe not sorted yet, but in a box. I rearranged my desks because I thought it might prevent the build-up behind the desk. Plus, a certain little person loves to pull things off the front of my desk, so I've eliminated that problem.
The couch is now cleared off (except for an excess of pillows) and the magazines and catalogs that must be sorted are in boxes waiting to go into the filing cabinet. They make filing cabinets super ugly, don't they? I think a decoupage project might be in order there.
My desk still needs some cleaning up, but I removed piles of things that are in a stack on the other table to be sorted and filed. I threw out three huge garbage bags of trash. I also removed four file storage boxes and consolidated them with all the other business records in another room. (Do you think I can tell the IRS I just didn't have room and I destroyed them?) The fabric samples are currently on that wire shelf in the hall. So, yes, some cleanup remains to be done of other areas, but I won't stress you out by showing you those.
Two major finds during my cleanup: the charger to Olivia's Fisher Price four-wheeler which has been dead for a couple of weeks and a pair of paints. Apparently, I brought the pants up here to take up in May and did not get to it before they were buried. May not get to it now, but I think they can live at home now.