Hot Spot Check Up: Desk! | Week 1Posted: October 6, 2011
I’ve been checking in on a clutter hot spot each week. I take a picture of that spot and post it for all to see. I just spent 7 weeks on the kitchen island, and now I’m moving on to the desk (AKA The Desk of Paper Clutter Madness).
Tuesday night, I started instinctively clearing the island to get ready for my hot spot post. When I remembered that I was moving on to a new spot, I almost stopped….but I decided to keep working at it even though I wasn’t taking a picture of the island. Yay!
About 6-7 months ago, I did a major desk declutter/clean up/organize session, and the results were great. Some of it has stayed under control, some of it hasn’t.
Paper clutter is one of my biggest clutter struggles, and of course my desk loves to collect papers.
Here’s a picture of how it looked about a week ago:
But you might remember that last week I was hosting a playdate, so I was doing some major cleaning up. Our desk sits right between our kitchen and our living room, so it is very visible. I worked on cleaning it up, but in the end I did not have time to deal with all of the paper clutter, so I put it all in a box and hid it in the basement. Hey, at least it fit in just 1 box, right?
Here’s how it looked after the clean up/declutter/clutterhide:
And now, here’s this week’s picture:
Most of the clutter that was added there this week is actually because the kids were using the desk as their “teacher desk.”
I am planning to go through that paper clutter box. In fact, it is now sitting next to the desk. Feel free to ask me about it if I don’t report back with an empty box.
I hope you’ll join me as I figure out what works and what doesn’t with the desk and the paper clutter!
- I’m thinking about a post about the pros and cons of hiding clutter, since I’m becoming an expert on that, it seems.
- I’m excited to show you some before/after pictures from the playdate clean up sometime soon.
I’m linking up with OrgJunkie’s 52 Weeks of Organizing.