Here we are together at Week #9 of The Joyful Home Project. This week we will be organizing, decluttering, and cleaning our desks off and I am calling it, Work Your Space! Sometimes (and I am guilty of this too,) our desk surfaces become so cluttered we re-locate ourself to work somewhere else like our dining table. Are you guilty of this? I know, my desk will have so many piles on it, I get overwhelmed and I just go to my dining table. Well this week we are going to tackle our desk surface and clean it up. We are taking back our desk surface, Work Your Space!!
The way to go about this, is the following. Trust me this really works. I have tried several ways and this is the only way to keep your desk surface clean and for me it will last for the entire month and by the end of the month, I see my desk is starting to have piles on it again so I just start over every month. I am hoping that I will get better and stretch is out to 2 months or even every quarter but we have to take this is small steps. So here you go…
Steps to Declutter your Desk Surface in a week
Clean everything off your desk surface - put it on the floor or another table
Clean the desk surface with water and dawn in a spray bottle or something organic that smells great and cleans all the dirt and dust.
Make piles/stacks of the stuff you took off your desk - for example - to toss, to file, to save, to donate, to put away, etc.
Now that you have the piles/stacks do what you need to do to get all of that away
You might need to get a container, or a file, and/or a box to clean and declutter everything you took off the desk. The goal is to not bring it back to the desk surface. Put it away, throw it away, and/or file it away.
Now rearrange your desk surface with the essentials that you need and give yourself a high five! Share your pictures on Instagram at @thejoyfulhomeproject
I have some inspiration pictures for you here to get ideas on your desk surface! Good luck, I can’t wait to see your Before and After’s. #thejoyfulhomeproject
That is it for Week #9, The Joyful Home Project, Work Your Space! I am excited for you to clean and declutter that desk surface. It is such a good feeling when it is all clean and organized, trust me!!