As you are organizing and rearranging your desk supplies, think vertical for storage! There are lots of ways to vertically arrange your papers and supplies.
Marie Kondo, the Japanese Organizer, suggests that Komono Items (miscellaneous) be organized vertically whenever possible. The idea is to be able to see everything, whether you are opening a drawer or a box. Stacking items generally means that they will begin to get lost, you will forget what you own, and you will start purchasing duplicate items, which only adds to the clutter.
The goal is not perfection. The goal is to be able to see what you have easily, find what you need quickly, and return items to their correct spot without a fuss. This means that every item needs a home!
Use dividers in desk drawers to separate different types of items. Small plastic containers, cardboard lids from stationary packages, and even plastic trays that produce comes in may be just what you need for a drawer divider. The boxes that iPhones come in are very sturdy and work nicely as well.
Our Summer Declutter Challenge has begun! I will be posting short daily challenges on Instagram to get you started.
This week, the theme is "mental clutter". Yesterday's first step was getting everything out of your head and writing down a to do list of tasks you've been meaning to do. We will continue this week by prioritizing and writing more focused to do lists. Next week, we will be taking a look at our clothes. You can either do one challenge or try them all!
Simple Joy with Ann
My KonMari Consultant friend Ann made a fabulous video with tips for organizing your home office desk! She has a variety of tips using items you already have around the house. It is so helpful to have a clear space when we are working. Clearing clutter and papers off your work space can make such a big difference in our ability to focus and to keep anxiety levels down.
You may be interested in this blog post: Arranging Kids' Desks for Distance Learning
Check out her video and see if you can give one of her tips a try!
Ann Dooley is a professional organizer and parent coach. I love her tips!
If you own eye glasses, you know that they can multiply over the years! You may find them in drawers, bags, and boxes as you tidy. It can be hard to part with them, especially because they are expensive and unique. However, consider how many you truly need and which ones are the current correct prescription for you today.
Did you know that you can donate your eye glasses? Don't just throw them out! Prescription glasses, sunglasses, and other gently used glasses can be donated. Both the lenses and the frames are useful to others.
My name is Laura, and I love all things organizing!
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