Day 1: A Place for Those Things

I struggle to find places for things around the house, but when I do systemise something, it tends to stick. For example, I have a place where I put receipts as soon as I get them (first 12 tabs used as a Jan to Dec concertina file) and a lever arch file just under the kitchen counter to hole punch and file away stray papers as they come in.

So, being New Year’s Day 2020, I am going to start focusing on introducing more of these mini systems. That would be a much better idea than walking around the house getting miserable about all the of the non-clear spaces that are filled with clutter and other stray items.

Just after I wrote the above two paragraphs, my laptop ran out of battery and for a moment I couldn’t remember where my charger was. How can my inspiration flow onto the page with an uncharged laptop? Just when I was thinking about how life tests you sometimes, ‘the new place for my charger’ popped into my head. The other day when I unplugged it from the wall, I thought: Where would I look for this next time? and placed it under the kitchen counter underneath the shelf with the new lever arch file. I might… just might… have created another system that just took a while to register in my brain.

I’m looking forward to introducing more systems around the house to help me declutter. Let’s call it my 2020 Challenge!

Until tomorrow…



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
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