I'm in the middle of packing up my office.
I need to sort everything into piles of Things to Take, Things to store and Things that need a new home.
This includes my magazine collection which in theory should be a simple and quick task - pick up a magazine and put it on the Yes or No pile.
Except first I have to open each one and have a brief look through just in case there is Something Useful in it.
Which I then tear out and add to the Pile of Pages of Useful Stuff.
This Pile must then be filed away for future use in a group of folders that I have especially for these types of Pages- let's call these the Folders of Pages of Useful Stuff.
This can take a while.
When I stop for a well deserved reviving cup of tea, I often take a look at what I have just added to my Folders of Pages of Useful Stuff. Then I might pick up a glue stick and my favourite Micron 005 pigment ink pen. Just for a minute or so, because I have come across exactly what I was needing for an idea that has been floating around my head for quite a while.
And a still sizeable pile of unsorted magazines.