Move Things From Here To There

Move Things From Here To There

 

Thanks to a fellow blogger Andria who has great tips on minimizing and de-cluttering, I have started my de-cluttering project in the family room including my “couch office”.  I seem to have a bit of a problem when I do this because I have a habit of wanting to save everything. However, lately I decided it’s time to purge and get rid of things that are not needed.  When I de-cluttter, it takes me some time because I move things from here to there until I find the final resting place, donate, trash or reuse.

 

I started by sorting things out and putting in different boxes, the things I planned to donate and toss and the things I would keep ended up piled high on the couch.  Since I use the laptop in this room, I usually have piles of notebooks and review items on the couch but I decided to revamp this.

The next step was to clean off the couch and put in the toss, donate or keep boxes. When that was completed and I was running out of time, I stuffed everything into my desk that I thought I might want to save. Was that overflowing! But at least I had an organized looking room as long as I didn’t open the desk.

 The following day, it was time to tackle the desk.  I re-arranged the room too, instead of having the desk in front of window, hubby moved the couch down and we put it against the wall to make the room more open.  So I pulled up my chair, plopped myself down and opened the cram packed desk.  Okay, take a deep breath, I can do this!

 

I did the same with the desk as I did with the couch, put things in boxes to toss, to donate and to save then I started to move things from here to there until everything finally had a place.  I can’t get over how much useless stuff I had saved!

 

I organized the three drawers, put all the extra pens and pencils in round cylinders that held cookies, stored the gazillion charging cables all in one box and used plastic storage trays for small items.

 

The pen tray had come unglued from the desk and since I didn’t have any glue, I repaired it by adding a piece of sticky velcro to the bottom of the drawer with another to the bottom of the tray and stuck it back in place.

 

When the de-cluttering of the desk was completed, I felt so good knowing that I accomplished my project without too many hiccups. I started to move things from here to there and ended up with much less stuff and a well-organized family room and “couch office”. I even have a beautiful Angel from a dear friend, watching over us.

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Martha Demeo

I started my blog to review products. Since then it has evolved and now I teach people how to earn money online from the comfort of their home. Join the conversation. Leave a comment below.

8 Discussion to this post

  1. Sandy KS says:

    things look pretty good. I will have to use that tip of adding a sticky stripe to prevent something from sliding from place.

  2. Martha says:

    Thanks Sandy, I’m trying to get a fresh start and keep everything organized! The sticky velcro works great!

  3. Kelly says:

    Congrats on all the hard work. I listened to a de-clutter seminar at the Home & Garden show this past weekend and one of the best things I took away was when you start a project set a time limit, then cut that time limit in half, use the first half to organize and put things in keep, donate, sell piles and the last half to clean up the mess and put everything where it goes. Good luck on your continuing efforts.

  4. LadyInRead says:

    love the velcro idea.. and this weekend is going to be my DD’s desk then 🙂

  5. Andria Perry says:

    Way to go! everything looks great. I am glad to have inspired you.

  6. Martha says:

    That’s a good system Kelly, it’s sorta what I do as far as sorting and organizing but I don’t but a time limit on it. That’s hard for me since I always have to take time out to go down memory lane while sorting things!

  7. Martha says:

    Velcro comes in so handy for me LadyInRead! Good luck on your DD desk, I think my weekend project will be to organize the master bath. My counter is overloaded with bottles and jars of products I have reviewed and they need to be cleaned up. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Martha says:

    Thanks Andria and thanks for “pushing” me to get started! On to the master bath this weekend.

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