Decluttering with friends is fun. After reading my first post a friend offered to come over and help. By the end of the night we had a huge pile of stuff to give away.
This is the stuff I have to take to a thrift store or donation center on Wednesday because we already filled up my car with stuff I’m taking tomorrow. This is not the two huge bags and a box we sent to the trash.
I’d be delighted for a friend to just come sit on the floor and talk while I cleaned, but this friend got us moving, shared her energy, and just kept working until there was nothing left we could do. It would have taken two weeks of the slow method to get this much done.
This room isn’t 100% complete because I have some personal and work filing that has to be done, but the debilitatingly overwhelming mess is gone. I forgot to take a before photo, but you could barely walk through the room. This room is both my personal office and work office, so there are a whole organization worth of papers that currently have to stay.
As in so many areas of life, friends can be so motivating. If time is the most valuable commodity, friends who give their time are the most generous people.
Now that I can see through the mess I’m so motivated to do the smaller filing and paper purging projects to complete this task.
Yes, after books Marie Kondo recommends papers, even those already in filing cabinets.
So far books have been as easy as I predicted. Maybe it’s because my Audible.com library has nearly 400 audiobooks. Basically I’ve given away nearly 3/4 of my books.