I’m still decluttering and am thoroughly enjoying myself.
Over the weekend I went through my pile of CD’s that I have collected over years. These CD’s are PC related. So software, drivers, games, upgrades…that sort of thing.
Even if I say so myself, I have kept some rubbish.
Thing is, you load the software and safely store the CD away. Years later the software is out of date but you’ve kept the CD!
I dumped all the ones I no longer need.
The photo is a bit dark but trust me…there are about 20 CD’s in that picture.
Then Sunday and yesterday, I went through my filing cabinet.
This is the cabinet where I keep all my ‘household’ documents like insurance, car, policies, tax, savings, etc.
It took me 3 hours to complete but I must have thrown away at least 500 pages of paper. It felt really good throwing most of it into the recycling. Some I shall have to shred.
I’m looking around thinking…right what’s next?
I’m impressed! I did this at the end of last year, and scanned any paper I needed into the computer which is stored in my free Evernote account. So I do have a paperless office, thanks to my whiteboards. Not counting multiple post it notes of course!
Paperless – wow…I’ve never achieved that.
I’m still a bit old school – I like printing and reading!
In America, we have a TV show called “Hoarders” about (as you can imagine) people who can’t part with their old/unused belongings. I guess what you’re telling us is that there’s no chance you’ll ever wind up on that program…
No, I won’t. Is there a program about people who don’t keep anything?
Hey Andrew, Even i try to declutter once an year, but you know for me it is one of the most dreaded tasks, I am emotionally attached to my old things and really dont like to throw them away. I am perfect gfor the “Hoarders”, sonny.
I feel that if I haven’t use it or needed it in the last 6 months, I never will…so it goes!
It seems like you actually get the job done, everytime i attempt to declutter in ends in a half finished job with more mess than i start with.
I recently went through my loft in an attempt to get rid of all the rubbish i had been habouring, all i effectively did was move things around Lol
I also recently clearn my loft.
You have to be ruthless!
90% of the things you want to keep – you end up NOT using.
P.S. 90% – no research – just a gut feel!
Whether you work at home or in the office, you need a clutter-free area to do your best work. You can still keep your resources, office supplies and accessories at hand, provided you keep everything organized.