Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Weekly Clutter Challenge, Week 2

So far, so good with my first de-cluttering challenge, keeping the kitchen peninsula clear. It's been a week, and it's still clear. Even better, it hasn't been difficult at all.

This week, I decided to tackle the upstairs office/den. As you can see from the "before" picture below, it's one of those places that often has little piles of paper, like files for books I'm working on, or magazines. It's not outrageously messy. On the other hand, I tend to leave those piles unsorted for weeks.

I know why, as I rediscovered as I tackled it on Monday. It's a pain trying to find new homes for those things I think should be kept. I confess that some of those papers wound up on my desk in the downstairs office. That office is going to be the biggest challenge, so I'm saving it for last, when I can take a weekend, or at least a full day, to tackle it.

However, I also made some calls to get some estimates for work on the house, like more insulation and either refinishing or replacing the floors. That means I've had to tackle de-cluttering my daughter's room and my bedroom this week. As with the other challenges, the goal will be to keep those areas clutter-free.

This is the "after" picture of the office/den. Fingers crossed I can be ruthless with the magazines!

Next up, I'm thinking it's time to de-clutter my email.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, my. You're a stronger woman than I. I'll look around, thinking, "Gee, it would be nice to get the house staight", and then I go out and train the dogs until the urge passes. Taking the girls out tracking is so much more fun than cleaning.