Declutter Challenge: The Office/School Area

3524862401_65452a40ba For this week, we are moving to the Office/Homeschool/Homework area!  Here are some great tips to think about:

When I have a system that works for a particular area, I will share it here…  But I am ALWAYS open to new ideas so if you guys have a great system that works for you for any of these areas in your home please send me links to pictures, or leave a comment with your genius in my comments section.

Things I try to remember when decluttering:

  • Be as brutal as I can be.
  • Things that are broken and/or don’t work should be tossed.
  • Make lists of things that are needed and be patient with filling those needs.
  • Try to be honest with the difference between needs and wants. Don’t declutter just to bring a bunch more in.
  • For at least a week, try to make do… sometimes I am amazed at what I find that will fill the void just by decluttering another space!

Office declutter challenge for this week (one for each day):

1.      School books and projects

2.     Art supplies (stored ones, too)

3.     Supplies (binders, paper, stored packing materials, shipping stuff, etc)

4.     Finished work

5.     Desk

6.     Bookcases

7.     Craft ideas

Want to see our other Declutter Challenges?

How about post your successes to our flickr group?  We’d love for you to join us!

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