Monday, April 06, 2009

Project baby organising (2) - making space

So project baby organising continues.

I had 3 shelves of files that I had to declutter to make way for the guest linen.

The way I see it is that if I haven't even looked at these files once in the last 18 - 24 months, I probably don't need it.

That was mostly true because some things were certificates from courses I'd attended, income tax records, etc.

When I got started, I must tell you I thought I wouldn't be up for it, because I'd forgotten that things always look worse just before they get better.

This is in the midst of the sort.

This was all the paper I decluttered from the files

and these are the lovely empty files and folders afterwards.

End result
  • 2 1/2 empty shelves - yayy!
  • 1/2 shelf of computer software and back-up discs all together in one space, not spread out in 3 different areas of the study
  • Empty files that will go to a needy school in Johannesburg
No pics of final shelves because my husband's stuff is there and we have a rule - no blogging about his mess :)


Marci said...

This weekend, I de-cluttered files, too. We are making room in our office space for homeschool books and materials. I was shocked at the old, outdated papers I was holding onto. There is a large box of paper now to be taken to our bank next week when they have their "shred day". It would take too long to shred with my little shredder. Our file cabinet was full and now is half empty and there is one clear shelf in the shelving unit.

Belinda Letchford said...

I love your rule - no blogging about his mess. Good on you!