This is the time of year when we get organized: desks, school supplies, backpacks, lockers... it can be a bit overwhelming. Where do we even begin?
Here are some resources to help you get started with organizing your desk!
Are you storing other people’s items in your home? People who don’t actually live there?
… a grown child’s toys and memorabilia
… your brother’s furniture that doesn’t fit in his current home
… clothes or tools you borrowed from a friend
… items you inherited from deceased family members
… your great aunt’s furniture that you really don’t like
Working as a professional organizer, I find that many people do have other people’s belongings stored in their home. The reasons are vast and varied. (Link to Part 1: Your Home is Not a Storage Unit.)
There’s nothing necessarily wrong with having other people’s items in your home. But if you feel resentful about it, it may be time to take a closer look at why:
What is your motivation for keeping other people’s items?
Marie Kondo came out with this short video with some great tips for organizing your desk! "Spark Joy while Studying at Home"
Keeping a clear space, giving everything a home, and putting things back when you're done can ease anxiety and make you more productive. Give it a try!
If you need some help, we offer virtual coaching and organizing sessions.
My name is Laura, and I love all things organizing!
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