There’s no point having a desk if you can’t get to it and there’s no point getting to it and then it’s too messy to sit at.
Faced with this obstacle course in the spare room…
…I decided to set the timer for 30 minutes and clear the pathway to the desk. I moved stuff over to the other side of the room, cleared the desk, wiped it down and then vacuumed the path from the room entrance to the desk.
As this room is the ‘last stop shop’ for things we don’t want or that need sorting though (clutter!), it won’t be perfect for a while. I’ve accepted that and am not looking for perfect in this room for now. I’m making good progress in other rooms and that’s fine with me.
I can still use the room and get to the desk which is the important thing. All I need to do is keep this pathway and desk clear every day which, if you’ve been following me for a while, you will have seen me do before. This means that this pathway and desk is just another ‘clutter habit area’ that I’ll be monitoring daily like the other areas around the house.
There’s a whole ‘other mess’ going on over the left hand side of the room. That’s a blog for another day!
Good luck, you have made the first most important step.
Just read your post on your wardrobes, great start, try tackling one category at a time, or at least start taking out everything that is not clothes. I did this with my daughter, we took on just dress tops and we were able to really make some progress. Couldn’t comment on the post by the way.
Thank you, I will try that. I don’t know why the comments thing isn’t working again. I’ll look into it, thank you for letting me know