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Cleaning a home office desk area can be a challenge in the best of times – never mind when you’re trying to write a book. I think the challenge comes from the face that it is both work AND home. The clutter creep attacks you from both sides. What can you do?
Declutter the Desk and Eliminate the Excess
Go through the items on your desk and do one of three things with everything there.
1. Throw Away (or Giveaway) The Junk
This means all the scraps of paper. Any junk mail. Anything that needs to be tossed and eliminated should be done so at this time.
Sometimes you may have an item that isn’t trash, but isn’t anything you need anymore either. Put these items in a bin, box, or bag to take to your local Goodwill.
2. Put the Item Away in a Different Room
My desk has a lot of items that fall into this category. The books from yesterday’s chapter. The plate from lunch. Anything that doesn’t NEED to be on my desk, shouldn’t be on my desk.
3. Decide that it Belongs on the Desk
Once you’ve eliminated everything from #1 and #2 you are left with the items that truly should be close at hand while you’re at your desk. Here’s where your personal style and flair can come in as you creatively organize your home office supplies.
Group all your like items together. This makes it easier to keep things organize, and looks a lot neater in the home.
Think creatively about desk storage. Use the walls. Use shelves. Use memo boards and hang items from underneath raised shelves. There are a myriad of ways to be creative AND beautiful in your home office desk area.
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Spring Clean: Declutter Around the House :: Live Renewed
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