Task 50 – Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife


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My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or throw away items as you see fit


Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks - Task 50

Office Desk

I always like to start the new year with a clean desk.  I actually can’t concentrate very well when it’s messy.  Anyways… around this time of year I go through my inbox and empty it, so when I start work again shortly after the new year it’s a fresh start.  It’s also a great time to reassess your goals and update a vision/inspiration board you may have.

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Todays task is to:

Without making this task too big lets just start small.

  1. Divide the paperwork on your desk into the following piles, (these are enough for our quick tidy up), not forgetting to recycle and throw any paper as you go:
    • to-do
    • file
    • read
    • bills
    • receipts
  2. Create a to-do list based on your to-do pile, as you find little notes of things to do add them to your to-do list so that all your things to do are together
  3. File away everything in the file pile (just in the file pile, nothing else as we are only wanting to clear your desk)
  4. Anything that needs reading, put it next to your computer, your lounge chair or on your bedside table so you can read it the next time you have a few spare minutes
  5. Create an organised system for your bills and receipts
  6. Tidy your cork board/inspiration board


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How many items have you been able to purge today?


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