Day 69: Clearing a Path to the Desk

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…

Cluttered path to writing desk

…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.

Clear path to writing 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!

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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4 Responses to Day 69: Clearing a Path to the Desk

  1. Good luck, you have made the first most important step.

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