Hopefully I will be moving house in the not to distant future. In theory this means I'm on a mission to de-clutter so I don't end up moving the same boxes of junk that were untouched last time I moved (3.5 years ago).
In reality, it's slow progress. Several bags of clothes have gone to the charity shop, yet my wardrobe looks just as full.
Today, I gave my desk a quick tidy. Again, it doesn't look much different. bah.
Whenever I tidy my 'office' I'm always amazed at how much excess stationery I find. It's usually the same stuff, so either I never throw it out, or I'm bad at learning lessons not to keep buying it. Today's main offenders:
- Post it notes - these are definitely many years old, and quite a few are now in the bin
- Novelty paper clips - a pot of stars, and a pot of lightbulbs. I think I've used 2 paperclips in the last year..
- Notebooks - I have a tendency to start using a note book, then either misplace it or buy a different/prettier/smaller/bigger one and start on that instead.
I give it two weeks until the desk vanishes under a pile of crap again.