Here we go! I’m so excited to be doing Kathi Lipp’s Kickstart to Clutter Free e-course! Day 1 was paper. The assignment was to get rid of 100 pieces of paper.
Kathi thought this might be a hard one for people. Not me!!! Do you know why? Because I have gobs and gobs of paper clutter!
I am really really good at collecting and keeping paper that I don’t need!
Here’s a before picture of my “desk”:
I decided to go for a section where I mainly keep the kids’ school related papers, because I knew that most of them could be recycled. I grabbed a huge stack and started going through them quickly.
For this class, each decision counts as an item. So a stapled pack of papers would count as one if you just need to basically look at the top piece and decide, but one piece of paper can also count as one. I had both situations here.
To help me keep track, I grouped the papers I was getting rid of in stacks of 10. I am so distracted, I knew I would lose count if I tried to count all the way to 100 at once.
Here are the papers I recycled. There are actually 310 here! Yippee!
This is the stack of papers I am keeping:
And believe it or not, I actually put these papers where they needed to go!
This “Stay at Home” tray is now cleaned out!
Here’s the “after” picture of the “desk”:
Okay, so there’s lots more to do here, but 310 papers out the door is a great start!
Have you decluttered any paper lately?
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