Unclutter Your Work Space

For some, clutter is a way of life. Are you holding on to things with the best of intentions? Living with too much stuff and no where to put it? Or just can’t seem to clear it out.

Evaluate your Work Space

Is it working?

  • Yes— What is work? Why?
  • No—What isn’t working?— Sort: Keep/Toss — Reorganize the Space

Start small. Choose a drawer or a shelf.

If you want to focus on making it look nice, use glass trays, deep candy dishes and fancy goblets to put items on display. Try decorative boxes and fancy tins or reuse elegant watch boxes to hide things away.

If finding items is your goal, use an organizing tray or a utensil holder to hold items that need to be within reach. Stacking shelves allow for sorting items but take up less space. Hang an organizer on the wall for sorting mail, bills and correspondence.

If you need items to be easily transportable, baskets with handles are great for when you need to tote items, like markers, paints, books, or other supplies to another room.

If you like projects to be on display, try using a cookie sheet or a metal cooling rack to display inspiration to keep you motivated. Tilt or rest it against a wall or mount on an old chimney using wire (if you are lacking space) and use magnets or decorative miniature clothes pins to clip or hold items.

Share your decluttering tips. Tell us your stories of an attempt or several attempts to unclutter your work space. What didn’t work for you? What finally seemed to do the trick?

Related Articles:

Organizing Your Work Space (liveandlovework.com)

Organizing an Office Space (hgtv.com)

S is for Spring Cleaning: Attacking the Desk Mess (organizationandinspirationforfellowwriters.wordpress.com)

Time to Do the Spring Fling (unclutter.com)

Creative Ways to Declutter (becomingminimalist)


About Denise Reashore

Denise M. Reashore spends most of her free time reading, writing, and gardening - - or staring out the window at the brightness of a new day and dreaming of digging in the earth. Throughout the winter, precious free time goes into mapping and planning her future garden and, hopefully, writing and reading retreat. The rest of the time, from September to June, she spends working as an elementary school teacher. She lives on almost 3 acres, in an old Victorian style home, with her husband, two lovely daughters, and a cat.

2 responses to “Unclutter Your Work Space

  1. Shirley Corder

    Just popped in to say Hi! I hope you’re enjoying the A to Z challenge as much as I am! And yes, as soon as April is over, I HAVE TO declutter! Thanks for the prod.

    Shirley Corder from
    Out of Africa – Topics from A to Z


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