Gosh my Saturday nights post kiddo make for are reading scintillating I tell ya (but stick with me - you may be able to help)!
I was sitting here Saturday, absolutely stuffed from a full on day of renovations, nothing on TV (there are very few times when I'm home an I actually want to look at TV, so that's just typical) looking at our living room - really looking. Its amazing how much your brain tunes out the clutter that insidiously builds up in your life. I mean mental clutter and physical clutter. I don't know why, but (I suspect?) like many people Spring is that time of year when it becomes apparent you need to lighten the load.
Part of me is saying "What? Are you freaking serious - with the school holidays, two businesses going off and Christmas markets to make for, a full scale studio/shop renovation and you want to take on another project!" ....but then I remember all the times I've done a declutter and how much lighter and more efficient I feel. How much more in control of all the little strands of family/business/personal life.
With this in mind I'm going to do a small area per day for 7 days and we'll see how we go. Want to join in? Can you help me with you're declutter ideas here? I'm looking for cheap (or free) ways of refreshing our space.
Part 1 - The computer
Time taken - 3 hours (yikes! but totally worth it!!)
Cost - Free
I finally got on to teaching myself a few of the more advanced features in gmail, so I now have filters and folders organised. I trashed 3,000 old emails and I unsubscribed from a number of sites and newsletters that just don't serve me anymore.
Just in case you need your reading glasses - that says "Woohoo! You've read all the messages in your inbox." Woohoo indeed!
Do you every feel like you're drowning in emails? I thoroughly recommend getting to know your email programme better - I feel so much lighter. Now what else can I spring clean? Please give me all your good ideas and feel free to link up a post or tutorial you have over at yours below.