Posted by: geekycrochetmom | June 8, 2012

Pains and Joys of Decluttering

Last time, I showed you how I’ve decluttered my desk. Clearing the surface was actually the easy part. Filing the stack of papers was most certainly painful.

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This is the bed strewn with papers (collected as I decluttered my desk). I get too tired/too lazy or most of the time I’m in such a hurry I couldn’t be bothered to file my stuff. But it has become bothersome & hard to find important things. I also knew I had to “shape up” and prepare before the onslaught of papers/homework/school memos come pouring on. So slowly, I trudged & filed & discarded.

: I kept bills & important receipts
: Filed favorite mags & books (mostly unread or partially read)
: Salvaged envelopes for reuse
: Kept freebie notepads
: Gathered checks and tax returns (the latter for dumping to my accountant) – for this, I found this “friend” very helpful

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: There was treasure buried underneath the stuff, like these –

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There were a lot of notes & sketches; some heartwarming, others cute & hilarious. I saved them on Evernote. A few special ones I filed, too.

It was big help to have a trash bag right beside me. And the radio tuned in to my favorite station.

I’d have to sort & fix things by zones.
Next up:
Toiletries under lavatory
Shoe cabinet (sort outgrown shoes for charity)
Books to-read (gasp! I should be staying half a km away fro booksales!)
Kids’ closets – outgrown clothes

In the meantime, need to search the bookstore for a proper filing system, one that does not occupy much space.

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