Updated: Nov 24, 2019
Let's get it started in here!! It's Week 10 of the Purge Party, and we are focusing on the home office or craft room if you have one of those instead...wherever you get work done!!!
Decluttering and organizing office spaces can feel a bit overwhelming but let's just keep it simple, sister and break it down into 5 EASY-PEASY steps!!
#1 - Start with the End in Mind
Let's just pretend we are making a cake instead of purging the office, (sounds like a yummy alternative, 😋right?) And what do you do prior to anything else...before you get out the ingredients, or measure, or mix or bake?? You imagine how great the cake is going to look, smell, feel, and taste! 🍰 Well, I want you to do the same with organizing your office....simply visualize how neat and tidy it's going to feel...and look...and be!! This vision will help carry you through this purge process, and if you are ever in doubt during this journey, come back to this vision of the end product and it will help you stay the course!
#2 - Music to My Ears
🎶"Let's groove tonight, share the spice of life"🎶 Aw yeah, I can just hear those Earth, Wind and Fire hits now. You know what turns this mundane task into a PART-TAY?? Some music to motivate you, of course!!! Turn on the tunes that put you in a good mood, and make you feel like you can tackle the world (or at least tackle the mess in your office!)
"Do you remember the 21st night of September?"🎤🎷 Sorry, I just can't help myself when it comes to 70's disco music! 🕺🏼
#3 - Grab Your Supplies
Next up, step #3....grab your supplies!! You honestly don't need much to purge any room in your house... get some boxes/containers and label them to sort all of the stuff you no longer need or want!! I label mine like this... Recycle 📦 Retail 📦 Relocate 📦 Rubbish 📦 (I'm a sucker for alliteration), but mark yours with whatever labels resonate with you!!
#4 - Be a Hard Ass
So here we are at step #4, and we still haven't touched an item...see how simple this is?? But now it's time to ROCK and ROLL and get going!! Your job now is to remove EVERY SINGLE items from each shelf, cabinet, cupboard, drawer! I know this sounds like some type of terrible punishment, but honestly it's not! It is an essential part of the purge process.
You need to touch every possession in your office and decide whether it's necessary and useful or not! Offices are magnets for accumulating of all sorts of things you DO NOT need....old manuals, past purchase receipts, expired coupons, old calendars....it's time to release that clutter and reclaim your space!
Take it all ALL out and then use those labeled boxes to sort all of the things that you are letting go. This is your time to be a "hard ass" and only keep the things you truly love and use!
If you need some help streamlining and organizing the things you've kept, check out my list of favorite office organizer products here! It's pretty awesome, if I do say so myself!!
#5 - Time to PAR-TAY!!
You came, you saw, you decluttered, you kicked some B-U-T-T! Now it's time to celebrate!! In my home, the office areas are some of the hardest spots to simplify, so you deserve a lively round of "For She's a Jolly Good Fellow"! Seriously, you should be proud of the work you've done and all that you've accomplished! Having a clean work space will be well worth the hard work and effort!
So whatcha' you going to do to celebrate? Let me now in the comments!
Need the quick, concise version in a nutshell? Well, Voila'! 💫
Well that's a wrap for Week 10!!! Next week we are heading into the final stages of the Purge Party with only the Kitchen and Garage left!! Be sure to check it out!
Don't forget!! You are not alone on this simplifying journey....I'm here to cheer you on and share my own insights and struggles, so be sure to find me in the virtual world so we can connect and support each other!! Come on, let's be besties on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook (sorry, no Twitter or Snapchat for this girl).
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