Stacks and stacks of papers, family trees, research information, documents, records...on, and on it goes. After so many years things seem to pile up, and you begin to spend more time looking for that information than obtaining new information. Keeping things straight or organized will help.
I have started a new blog titled: The Jones Genealogist Research Notebooks. This has been my method to help me keep things straight. After 50 years of tree climbing, there are a few things I would like to be able to find, and use, if needed connecting loose ends, or getting around the next brick wall. This has been a series of notebooks organized by topic/subject. They are grouped generally by subject and numbered in sequence. I have also developed a list, by number and subject title, so that I can look something up if needed.
The notebook's # and subject are given in the blog. A general content is given. I hope to be able to list the content of all my notebooks, and give the genealogy world the record of my research now some 52 years. The notebooks are physically stored at the Joseph Wheeler Jones Memorial Library, Danville, KY. They are available to the researcher if any subject or topic would seem of assistance. Please let me know ahead if you would plan a visit. Keeping things straight...what a deal.