TOS Review: Paperless Home Organization

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Today’s review is for Paperless Home Organization by Mystie Winckler, owner of Simplified Pantry. Mystie has also written two cookbooks, Simplified Dinners and Simplified Dinners Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free. The cookbooks are great, but I was intrigued by the idea of a system that didn’t involve a binder or day planner. I’ve been there and done that, and it just doesn’t work for me.

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Declutter Check-In #3

It’s amazing what a couple bookshelves will do. And that should tell you what was in most of those boxes I had sitting around…

I still have a few boxes sitting in the hallway full of stuff to get rid of, and there is still a pile in one corner of my bedroom, but I’ve made huge inroads into this mess.

Here’s the bedroom. I actually slept in there last night for the first time since we moved in almost two months ago. There are a few boxes still there. Those are boxes I’ve already sorted and combined of stuff I’m keeping and will be putting in bins – when I get those cleaned out.

I had to take two pictures, because my desk is now in the corner I stood in to get the original picture.

I had to take two pictures, because my desk is now in the corner I stood in to get the original picture so I couldn’t get the same angle.

 

And here’s the living room/dining room. Again, still a few boxes, but nothing like before.

The top two pics are before. Bottom are after. You can see the fireplace (which I don't use, obviously), and the outlets as reference points.

The top two pics are before. Bottom are after. You can see the fireplace (which I don’t use, obviously), and the outlets as reference points.

 

I think I’ve gotten past the easy stuff and the remaining stuff will take more time to go through – papers I need to sort and make sure there is nothing important before I recycle – that kind of thing. But at least now I have hope that I can actually finish sometime this year. LOL

 

A-Z Challenge: Office Space

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Office Space (one of my decluttering reports)

No, not that Office Space (though I do have a Swingline stapler – it’s black, though). My new office space. I not only have to have my desk in my room, but desks for both boys. There just isn’t room anywhere else in the house without putting one desk in each room, and I can’t help them with their work or supervise their computer time that way. So three desks and a printer table have to fit in there. So far, we’re up to two desks. I still have to get Jeffrey a desk. We have one picked out, but I don’t have room for it yet. Here’s what the space looks like so far. I’m not sure I took a picture of that corner in my “before” pictures, but you can see part of that area in the other pictures.

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This is part of the same wall. The outlet that you see on the right side of the bottom pic is between the table and the school desk in the top pic.

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For some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to participate in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. If you want to see the other 1,700+(!) blogs, check  out the list here.