The above picture shows the state of my office last week. It was an absolute mess! Now, this mess didn’t happen over night. It took some time to get my office into this state.
I am ashamed to admit it but it had been almost 2 years since I last cleaned it.
Finally after some prodding from others I decided to clean it up. I knew I couldn’t do it on my own so I enlisted my fabulous wife Lauren to help me.
I couldn’t believe the things that we found:
- 12 empty ink cartridges for my colour printer.
- 5 empty canvas bags (obviously used to bring in all the junk into my office).
- 4 bible study curriculum’s.
- A broken DVD player.
- The box and instructions for the new DVD player that I bought to replace the old one.
- Old Sunday School material.
- Prizes from past events.
- Empty boxes (probably used to bring in more junk).
- A box of paper.
- Many many books.
It took some hard work but I am happy to say that we were able to get my office decluttered! Now I need to work on my vehicle!
Just like my office, left unchecked, my life can tend to get cluttered over time too. I can fill it with all kinds of things and eventually it becomes a cluttered mess.
Now, not all the things I fill my life with are bad. Many of them are actually good.
The problem comes when I fill my life so full that there is no more room to move or to breathe.
When I find myself in this state (and I have often) I need to do some decluttering.
I need to take the time to evaluate what things are the most important and what things can be removed in order to allow some more breathing room.
I have found that doing this brings about a renewed sense of strength and purpose.
Is there any clutter in your life right now that needs to be removed?