Don't you just love office supplies? They are supposed to keep you organized. And the cute and colorful ones can make some of the dreariest tasks seem fun, right? But, these cute supplies can get out of control.
Do you have a lot of pens and pencils but have a hard time locating them? Are there stray paperclips, rubber bands, and other items all around your home? Or, perhaps you are like me and most of the items are in one location. In a jumble. Let's get those office supplies tamed so that you can always put your hands on them when you them.
As always, take everything out of your drawers, baskets, or wherever they are. Sort by category. Next, purge your items. None of us need 50 pencils. Even if you are a teacher and tutor a lot of students you do not need that many pens and pencils. Let's pick a good number like 10 or 20. Then, use the same process with paper clips, sharpies, highlighters, rubber bands, letter openers, etc.
If you are a lover of school and office supplies the purging step can be difficult. However, think about the tidy space you will have and the time you will save looking for just the right pencil or pen.
Last, think about the space you have to store these things. Do you use a desk drawer for office supplies? Purchase a utensil tray to keep your items neat and tidy. Do you use a closet like me? Put the items in plastic drawers. By the way, I cannot leave all the items in a drawer because it becomes a big, hot mess.
Now you may donate all of the extra supplies you had to an organization that needs them. Schools, churches, and non-profits all enjoy getting your cast off office supplies.
I hope this post inspires you to declutter and simplify other parts of your life. Stay tuned for more tips of 29 days to Life. Simple. If these posts have been helpful to you please leave a comment below.