Well! That last task was fun (and a bit motivating)!
How many things did you end up getting rid of in the last month?
My final tally was 70 items. (I honestly think it might have been more than that, but I had trouble keeping track.) Here’s how it breaks down:
I gave away 42 items.
I threw away 22 items.
I used up 3 items (that won’t be replaced).
I sold 3 items.
And I tried super hard not to bring in more items, which is also a big part of this endeavor.
My Cowboy even got in on the action and got rid of a few things, but I’m not counting his items in my total. But my house and studio feel better already, so I need to keep at this in the future.
How about you? I’m so excited to hear your numbers, so let us know in the comments how much stuff you got rid of last month!
And now it’s time for a new Studio Organizing Challenge.
My brain is on overload this month with lots of deadlines (which is also why I haven’t been online much, and some of you have been checking up on me — thanks), so I resorted to drawing another card from the organizing deck of cards so I wouldn’t have to try to think of something. Here’s what came up this time:
Yikes! This is always a tough one for me, but it’s also a big one that needs dealing with, so I’m kinda glad this is what popped up. In spite of my efforts to keep up with all the paper that comes through a business (or the ranch, or my life in general), I still have lots of piles that need to be gone through and decided on. So I will be working on that for the next couple weeks, to see what progress I can make.
Sitting here at my desk, I can see right now 3 large piles that need taken care of, so there’ll be no shortage of jobs to choose from. I need to follow that advice of “only handle it once”. I have a bad habit of not wanting to make a decision right then, and putting the paper back into another pile. Or resisting simply filing it away like I should, and making a “to-be-filed” pile. Maybe I’ll start with that pile. Talk about a pile that makes no sense!
How about you?
Do you have paper piles? Or do you have your paper under control? Any advice for the rest of us?