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.
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.