28 Days Purging Series: Day 17

Welcome to day seventeen of this purging series. Today we are going to be doing our at home Office Desk/Space.

Our goal is to spend 20 minutes or less on this task. Throughout this series there may be tasks that only take 5-10 mins and that is great and gives so much motivation to keep on with the tasks in the days ahead. 

Also, during these daily tasks for our purging series if there is a day where it does not apply to you or that place does not need it you can select another area to do with the same idea of 20 minutes or less.

Our desk space is very important it can also collect a lot on top of it. Having a clutter free and organized work space can help so much with our head space and our productivity. Having a lot out can clutter our head space making us less productive and easily distracted. It will also make it easy to find what we need. I have an home office room, currently sharing this room with hubby and my 9 year old. Hubby has his office desk, my 9 year old has an area setup for online learning, and then there is my space. I have found that since online learning started, more ends on top of my desk space. Either it’s me who was working in a different room and I just put my things on top on the desk when done, or my kids papers and other school things. I am lucky that I do have my filing cabinet organized and my desk drawers, so when things get out of hand on my desk I can easily clean up and put all things where they go.

It’s not too bad, but of course it still needed some love. I try to always have my desk ready for the next day each night. If I could not get it done that night, the next day before starting to work in that space I take 5-10 mins to go through and deal with it. This task doesn’t need to be an actual room that is just your home office, this can apply to the space/area you use to work at. Mine took no more then 15 mins, I even went thru some papers that needed to be reviewed.

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28 Days Purging Series: Day 18

Welcome to day eighteen of this purging series. Today we are going to be doing Emails.

Our goal is to spend 20 minutes or less on this task. Throughout this series there may be tasks that only take 5-10 mins and that is great and gives so much motivation to keep on with the tasks in the days ahead. 

Also, during these daily tasks for our purging series if there is a day where it does not apply to you or that place does not need it you can select another area to do with the same idea of 20 minutes or less.

Emails are something that can get out of hand quickly, especially if you are subscribed to many mailing lists. We will be going through our emails and sorting. In your inbox if you don’t have it already I would create folders where you can organize your emails. For today, create folders ” needs attention” and another called to “review” (if you don’t have those already). You can also create folders that you see fit for your organizing of this. This will help go through your emails more quickly. Sort according as you go thru your inbox. Now is the perfect time to unsubscribe from any mailing lists that you are no longer interested in. After sorting, any emails left in your inbox should be the ones you want to delete. This will be the final step and much easier. This way you can select all and delete once you are done. Give it one last look before hitting the delete button just to be sure that all that is left is everything you don’t want/need.

If you have many email accounts, I would pick one for today. This will help with you not feeling overwhelmed. You can do this task again for your other emails when you have the time.

This is a great task, and if you keep up with it (at least once a week) you will never run into an over cluttered email inbox.

Comment below and let me know if you took part in today’s task. How long did it take you?