I'm grateful for a few people posting on the Organized Friends Facebook page. That gave me just enough motivation to get something done. I made it to the basement with my phone set on a 15 minute timer. My goal was simply to get as much done in returning my file cabinet to normal after the big paper purge!
Here's a reminder of what my files looked like in my basement last week:
After fifteen minutes, I was able to get those files that were in stacks back where I needed them to be. Some went into a cardboard box. Others went back into the filing cabinet. Those in the cardboard box are ones that are pretty rare to even need access to. Here is what things looked like after my fifteen minutes:
|This box is only a third full!|
|Lots of room in the bottom and back of the top drawer!|
I do think there are some files that could move from the filing cabinet to the file drawer in my desk. This may then mean I can move those rare files in the cardboard box to the cabinet. If that is the case, I will make sure those are put in the back of the bottom shelf. I guess my point is I'm still working on getting the files into the least about of space as possible. I'm still planning to get this project done by the end of the month, just six days away!
What did you end up getting done with your decluttering this weekend? Did you find 15 items to let go of or spend 15 minutes working on an area of clutter in your home?