Home Office Declutter-Palooza 2016

I was listening to a network marketing training call the other night and BAM!

I got served.

The speaker, Jordan Adler, author of Beach Money:  Creating Your Dream Life through Network Marketing, suggested there was one thing I could do now to clear a path for rapid growth in my business.

My ears perked up.

Then, he dropped THIS whammy.

“Let’s take a look at our environment. We have all visited places that feed our soul. For some people (like me) it’s the mountains or the beach. On the other hand, we all have experienced disempowering environments that steal our mental and emotional energy. For some of you it’s where you live! It might be a cluttered living room, bedroom, office or car. You’ll know because every time you go there you get a little pit in your stomach. You say something to yourself like . . . “Ugh . . . I need to clean out this room!” OR “My car is a wreck!”. You get the idea! You have environments that speak to you in a negative way as you move through them on a daily basis. They steal your energy. Well . . . it’s time to tackle your piles. Get it done before the new year. Set up your “environment’! Especially if you do your work there.” – Jordan Adler

For me, the room that makes me go “ugh” is my home office. I have worked from this converted bedroom for close to 13 years. I brainstormed some of my best internet marketing moments of genius in my little office.

I’m in here now typing away. But, somehow, the place I used to love to work became a place I dread to enter.

Yup.  I got the message.  It is time for a much-needed home office declutter-palooza.

To hold me accountable, I am going post my progress along the way.  So far, I have emptied one file drawer.

Here are some BEFORE images and a couple of progress shots:

Welcome to My Messy Home Office
Welcome to My Messy Home Office
The Dreaded Desk
The Dreaded Desk
The Closet
The Closet
More of the Closet
More of the Closet
File Drawer Filled with Random Stuff
File Drawer Filled with Random Stuff
Used Owl Pellet Dissection Kit
Used Owl Pellet Dissection Kit found Amongst the Random Stuff
Second File Drawer Filled with Who Knows What
Second File Drawer Filled with Who Knows What
Stuff On Top of File Cabinets That Should Probably Be In It
Stuff On Top of File Cabinets That Should Probably Be In It
Success! Empty File Drawer
Success! Empty File Drawer
Stuff that USED to be in that now Empty File Drawer ready to be recycled.
Stuff that USED to be in that now Empty File Drawer ready to be recycled.
Stuff that Needs to Be Filed. Yeah for Empty File Drawers!
Stuff that Needs to Be Filed. Yeah for Empty File Drawers!

I have already made a little progress!

Since I will be going through chemo for at least 3 more months, and my energy level is quite low, I know I can only work in small chunks…  but one drawer… one shelf…  at a time and before long I will uncover that home office where I love to work.

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