Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day #16 of 30 Days to a Simpler Life --- Set Up an Efficient Office

Here is our Day #16 task:

Today, declutter your desktop and surrounding counters.  Spend at least an hour sorting and tossing.  Make your work space the most efficient area in your life.  Clutter is especially annoying when it is on your desk or in your office.  (30 Days to a Simpler Life, p. 100)

OR for serious simplifiers only...

Spend several hours ruthlessly editing your files.  If you don't have a filing cabinet, but an inexpensive filing box to organize your important papers. (30 Days to a Simpler Life, p. 110)

I'm still not feeling well today so I don't know how much I'll get done on today's challenge, but I'll try my best.  I wish I had pictures to show of our office before we had our house guests come to visit last weekend.  It was our "hiding room."  You know what I'm talking about.  We all have one --- the room where we throw everything when someone is coming over.  This normally works until the someone we had coming over needed to sleep in there!  The Cobbler and I got our acts together and picked it up.  That's not to say that our files don't need to be purged and organized though so that's what I'll work on today.

Since we already have a system for our keys, I don't have any results photos, but hopefully I'll have some shots in the next few days of some other things I'm systematizing :-)

Have a great Thursday!


The Reader said...

I'm enjoying this series of posts, mainly because it's validating to stumble on days that focus on areas I already have decent control over! LOL!

The home office gets frequent purging here, as it's just the far end of the dining room and right smack dab in the front of the house. In other words, EVERYONE sees it. All the time. I think I purge the desk top weekly!!

Feel better, and do what you can but don't fret if that's not too much. Even Simpler Living can take sick days! :)

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

My desk became a dumping ground during the past 15 days of de-cluttering and organizing. I couldn't even see the desk top. Here's the before and after pictures: