While reading Elena’s blog at EP Treasures I came across this post – Garage Story Update. Elena is describing her process of sorting and cleaning the garage.
This is a task I got stuck into in January too… although it’s still not finished. Everything’s neatly packed and stored, but there’s so much stuff that hasn’t been used in years, so I figure it’s time to unclutter and give some of it to charity. So far I’ve given away 4 large cartons of babies and children’s clothes, 6 small cartons of kids’ books (they were hard to part with) and the kids’ toys are next on the list… the ones they’ve outgrown at least.
It’s amazing what a difference this process has made. I automatically feel lighter and more refreshed. So then I realised that although I’ve been refreshing my business throughout the last half of 2008, I hadn’t cleared out the office for some time. So now I’m going through all the archived documents, stationery and so on. Do I really need to keep those 2 packs of floppy disks? Remember those? Since I no longer have a computer that reads floppies, the answer to that would be ‘no’.
Even if your office and work area is tidy, when was the last time you gave it a good sort out? Maybe that’s a job to add to your to-do list.