My major missteps (according to Clutter-Free Classroom) are as follows:
- Stop using Post-It Notes. Instead keep one notebook designated for reminders and to do lists. (See that collection of them? Right by the gum? Yeah, there are a bunch! And you should see the top of my desk!)
- Schedule times to clean your desk. Make this a routine. (I'm pretty good at this, but I could do a lot better. I'm thinking when my kids clean up. What a concept?)
- Stick to one pen (!!!!!!). Pick a brand and color that you like and use it exclusively. Only keep 2-3 on hand at a time. (HOLY COW! Can you imagine how much space I could have in that drawer up there?)
I am totally revamping my desk tomorrow. My next dilemma... what am I going to do with all of that extra space?