I have been pressing on with the clear out over the last week or so. Sometimes I look at it all and feel completely overwhelmed, but I think I have found a way through. I pick a small area, de-clutter it and then stop. After doing this for a week, I’m beginning to see a difference.
This afternoon I tackled a huge pile of shredding. I also cleared a table in the play room. Most of what was on it went into the re-cycling, rubbish or in a bag for the charity shop.
What I’ve noticed over the last week is how much of the clutter consists of paper. It’s one thing to clear it out and shred it, but from now on, I will need to stop it accumulating in the first place. So newspapers and magazines go out the minute they’ve been read, receipts get shredded or filed an post will have to be dealt with the day it is received, with envelopes recycled straight away. Whether I can keep this up and change my habits is now the challenge.
How do you deal with paper clutter?
Until next time, Tawney x