Wednesday’s decluttering mission was to declutter an item and then spend 10 minutes contemplating one’s particular clutter weakness, so as to possibly avoid it in the future.
Well, I don’t know about avoiding it, but I do know my weakness.
Dear readers, you may say it is clothes, but my real weakness is paper products – junk mail, official letters, receipts, books, magazines, scrap paper waiting to be re-used, note pads, envelopes, fancy writing pads, organisation notepads, important documents, paper belonging to my children and husband but left for me to deal with. On and on and on it comes into the house, piled in places. Piles are moved so the original area looks clear. And a new pile grows in its place.
So here’s a couple of piles I will deal with:
(OK, they may grow again. But I am making efforts to stay on top of the piles. Better than the cardboard boxes that I used to use to throw the paper in and then move wholus-bolus to the garage or “study”.)