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Another decluttering update

November 22nd, 2008 at 07:41 pm

The cleaning and decluttering efforts are still ongoing at the Disneysteve home. My wife and daughter were out last night (to see Twilight) so I had the house to myself. I spent the entire evening in our computer room/office with only a little of that time spent on the computer. The rest of the time was spent cleaning out the file drawers. A ton of paper went either straight into the recycling bin or into the shredder and the shreddings then went into the recycling bin. I filled the shredder 3 times last night and 2 more this morning and still have a stack of papers about 4 inches high left to shred (and I'm still adding to the pile).

By getting all that paper out of the files, I was able to put a whole stack of empty file folders into the drawer and get them off the floor where they had been residing for months. I had rescued them from the trash at my office but didn't have any room in our files for them.

Then, I attacked a large accordion file that has sat on my desk for years. I use it to file our monthly bills but they generally just pile up on top of the file rather than actually in the slots. I used several of those newly placed file folders to make new homes for the bills in the drawer so that I can eliminate the accordion folder from the desktop. I haven't quite finished that task but it should be done tomorrow. That will open up a nice big space on the desk which will be very nice.

3 Responses to “Another decluttering update”

  1. swimgirl Says:

    Ah, it feels good even hearing about it. I LOVE to organize!

  2. Koppur Says:

    I love your posts about your declutterng b/c it totally inspires me to get off my butt and get some decluttering of my own done! Thanks! *smile*

  3. disneysteve Says:

    I finished clearing out that accordion file this morning and it is now gone from my desk. It already looks better not so much because of the surface area cleared but because the file was 10 inches tall. Not having that tall item there makes the whole desk look less cluttered.

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