Project Simplify is a five week decluttering challenge. You can read all about it and join in from the Project Simiplify link above. Week Two's Hot Spot is paper clutter!
I have to admit that Paper Clutter is an insidious monster in my household. It tends to accumulate, multipy, and join with various other sorts of clutter in numerous hot spots throughout my home. I have yet to find a "system" that works for me to eradicate this evil from my life. So I keep trying. Let's look at the worst spots:
Several members of my household dump stuff here. I am the only one who ever removes it.
The kitchen desk. Largely my fault. When I move stuff off the kitchen counter, this is often where it lands.
The American Eagle bag? Stuff that needs to be shredded. The bin under the phone - miscellaneous items like the cat brush, nail clippers, paper clips, coin wrappers, library cards. Just an odd assortment of stuff.
Where you see the black hand bag - it is sitting in an unused "in box" filled with a bunch of other stuff.
These are the areas I tackled this week.
And the results? See for yourself:
Kitchen Desk BEFORE.
The end result? I now have a copy paper box FULL of documents that need to be shredded, another bag of paper that can simply be recycled. "Stuff" has been moved to where it is actually used and removed from surfaces where possible. I'm a long way from the minimalist NOTHING on horizontal surfaces, but this is such an improvement for me! I'm really pleased with the progress I made this week. How did it go for you?