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?
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)