You may be wondering if I ever went through that whole box of paper (reference Paper Clutter). The answer is yes; I got rid of two thirds of it and placed the remaining one third back into the plastic filing box (at least, that’s what I’m calling it for now). I then cleared the desk and surrounding areas of papers and added the important ones to the temporary filing box.
So, why didn’t I just file this stuff in folders/files as I went through it? You may have read in previous blogs that the phase I’m firmly planted in at the moment is ‘removing the trash’ not organising. This is a much quicker way as it required less decision making (which I liked the sound of). All I have to do is ask myself if the piece of paper is worthy of a space in my future files, rather than exactly where it will be filed.
I do have a filing system buried behind all of these boxes so I’ll get to that in the organising phase and everything will look lovely (well, that’s the idea anyway).
As I look around the spare room, things are feeling clearer and I haven’t organised a single things yet, just removed stuff. Over the last 3 weeks, as well as sorting out paper clutter, I’ve taken 6 bags to the charity shop and thrown out at least 3 bags of rubbish.
So, you could say that it’s going well.
Until next time…
Well browsing through your blog tells me that you are in the same mind frame as me – the clutter must go! 🙃
Yes, it’s definitely going 🙂