Not the best idea when your back hurts


Because I was just doing my taxes and watched The Home Edit on Netflix while doing so, I had this great idea of organising and decluttering my papers. Ok, probably not so great because that included me, sitting on the floor, going through papers and as I told you I have some troubles with my spine at the moment. So I had to take a lot of breaks…

Anyways, this is what my paper corner looked when I started this morning:

Not to bad in general, because I just stuff all “important papers” into that box on the ground. So, if I need something, I know where to look for it, but it can take going through the whole box to find it. Or maybe not, because it is in one of the places where I collect the paper before it goes into the box. So I needed a new system… and happily could get rid of anything that was no longer needed.

But first sitting on the ground making the chaos worse:

Ok, I sat on the yellow air-pillow, not on the ground, but hey – close enough πŸ˜‰

I do colour-code as well, but not in a rainbow, so it might not look as pretty, but I am still proud of what I accomplished… and the box is gone πŸ˜‰ I still have some last folders to finish though πŸ˜‰

And in some weeks, maybe with the new year, I should go through that again, maybe there are some more papers I could part with, especially with the new year when things “age out”. πŸ˜‰

I know decluttering and organizing got more popular lately. I actually do that quite regularly since… always. If you followed my blog for some years, you might remember, that I moved quite a few times. When you had to carry your possessions often, you start thinking about if they are really worth their weight. πŸ˜‰ And since I am bicycle touring I wonder even more how much stuff I have and if I really need it.

What about you? Do you like your things,Β or are you more of a minimalist? (I am not a minimalist by far, but I could do with less and feel better about it.)

keep on smiling

your Fairy


    • Well, if I am not sure about something I put it in a box in storage and look at it again after a year. Everything I did not take out of it within a year I probably do not need again. πŸ˜‰
      Of course, I have some sentimental items as well, what I try to do is to have one item as a reminder of each person or situation and not many πŸ˜‰

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