The office is a big mess. Last time I did a proper clean up is a year ago. Since then the clutter has just piled up. Decluttering experts says that a clean, clutter free home gives a clean clutter free mind. I´m not quite convinced, but a clutter free space looks nice at least.
Where does it all come from?
Somehow you always have a room for all the mess you need to put somewhere, before you have friends over. And if you – like us – don´t declutter now and then, it just looks like a hoarders home…
When we built the new part of the house ten years ago, we decided to downsize our home office. The old office was around 9m2, the new office less than half the size. We agreed NEVER, EVER to clutter again. The office was neat and clean for some years, as we never put anything in that did not belong there. But somehow old habits came back, the kids grew older and whenever they clean up their rooms, their clutter ends up in the office.
The past six months, the door has been closed. Having a rare mediteranian summer in Denmark, I decided cleaning and decluttering could wait until later. now it´s time. We need to room for working and important and serious phone calls about jobs and other things, which somehow don´t seem right having in the bedroom.
Also, whenever I have bought myself a really nice office chair, it vanishes. And sitting on a kitchen chair is not nice. Now I´m on my third chair and the kids have been told the chair does not leave the office. Like in NEVER…
Yesterday I cleaned out more than 25 kilos of books. This morning they were given to our school, the hostel and the rest to our local Red Cross. That gave some space and now its time to clean up the rest, which are mostly papers, news paper clippings and old magazines which just needs either to be scanned or thrown out.