Almost tried to reorganise whilst decluttering

I forgot about my blog Decluttering vs. Organising when faced with my messy desk yesterday. I was trying to organise the layout of the room and then suddenly remembered that my focus should have been on decluttering. Shame on me.

Whilst I’ve been tidying the spare room over the last few weeks, everything seems to have found its way onto and around the desk making it impossible to use. My mind felt cluttered and I couldn’t think straight.

There is a desk here somewhere…

I asked my daughter what I could do with the whole room to make it better. At just fourteen, she has such a good eye for design. She started talking about colour schemes and a new settee. There was even mention of a new carpet. “Whoa”, I said, starting to feel stresssed amongst my clutter. “I can’t think that far ahead. Decluttering needs to be done first, but I need something to motivate me. What shall I do?”

Her suggestion was to make one side of the room a socialising and TV area and the other half of the room for working at the desk. I envisaged it instantly and in my mind saw a comfortable chair for reading as well – one of those nice swivel ones that have a separate foot rest. So excited :-).

Remaining in decluttering mode

So, the overall plan was that the desk needed to make its way to the other side of the room which wasn’t going to be an easy job as the rest of the room has already got stuff there. I began decluttering and felt proud of the 4 charity bags and 1 rubbish bag that I filled yesterday.

Desk decluttering next.

Until then…


About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
This entry was posted in decluttering, Getting organised, Inspiration, Toys, mess and clutter and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Almost tried to reorganise whilst decluttering

  1. Pingback: Desk Decluttering Achieved | Sandra Madeira

  2. Just, WOW! Great job! I love before and after pics 😊

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s