GOAL#34 - Office/Den

This is a two week goal... the sheer volume of little things is DAUNTING!

Starting Point.... my office/den is by far the most tragic space in my home for homeless clutter and "one day I might need it" clutter... a lot of sentimental clutter resides there too. Oh ya and the box of things that are heading out of the house usually ends up beside the bookshelf too.

See what I mean?!
I anticipate this goal will be CHALLENGING. But not impossible. Some containers are working... I know what's in them and can find what I'm looking for. OTHERS are mysterious containers of unknown flotsam and jetsam. Those are the ones I will be focusing on.
Some of the more interesting items found in and around my desk area:
  • MORE bits and bobs that belong in my hardware bin,
  • tape measures,
  • sewing items,
  • about 20 gluesticks,
  • outdated business cards,
  • old kids projects that never got finished,
  • magazines,
  • lipbalms,
  • nail trimmers (I have SIX apparently!),
  • lotions and
  • hair accessories.
Obviously having my office downstairs at the other house made me keep some items "conveniently close" instead of "properly away". In this house, being one level, EVERYTHING is conveniently close even when it IS away, so hopefully that is the end of that habit.
Also: cables for obsolete electronics, software discs for computers I no longer own and other gadget junk. The weird thing is that I thought I already went through these gadget-bins last year! I swear they breed on their own.
The biggest SINGLE item I removed is a monitor that I used as my "toolbar" monitor in tandem with my main monitor. It started acting up a few months ago and now it won't turm on. Buh-Bye! My desk looks so much brighter without it!
 More yet to slog through.... I'll post the final results next week.

1 comment:

Jennye said...

When we visited, Jeff noticed the missing monitor freed up space right away!

And thank you for your gifts...I always leave with something you've decluttered. :)