When I tell people I'm a professional organizer, they often ask me if my house is organized. Then I must confess: it's an ongoing battle, and the front lines are always moving. For the last couple of weeks, my office has been the site of several skirmishes. My opening salvo was a horizontal file cabinet, purchased at the Goodwill for $19.91. I have kept my eye out for one of those for a couple of years, so when I saw a nice one, I procured it for my arsenal. It enabled me to empty out four file crates that have been standing in for something more permanent. I'll post some pictures of the process on the "before and after" page. Here's a teaser:
CC by enigmachck1 on flickr
I have often read the advice to the busy that one could declutter in minutes stolen from the day... and I finally tried it, for the first time. I was making dinner, and waiting for the salmon to grill, which takes about 20 minutes. I was putting away my tin of Greek Seasoning, when I noticed that I had another one, even bigger, hiding in the back of the spice shelf.
Dear Hubby (DH) and I have decided to do some much needed home maintenance: painting the interior, putting in new rugs, and cleaning, painting, and staining the deck. In the process, we have also decided to do another "round" of decluttering. Since learning about decluttering almost ten years ago on OrganizedHome.com, I have done many rounds and become an avid fan of it, and I have found that it is an ongoing process. One because I keep bringing new things into the house, and two because every layer of decluttering I finish reveals new levels of distinctions in the remaining items between stuff I love, want and need, and stuff I don't.
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