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Simplify My Life Challenge – Home Office Declutter

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The home office is a place of convenience, where so much important stuff often goes one, but it also can become a place of chaos fairly quickly. This month’s Simplify My Life task is the home office declutter. If you do not have a home office, you can instead tackle your computer desk or any other space in your home that may relate to where you do your important stuff like budgeting, mail sorting and all that fun stuff.


My home office is somewhat horrendous. It is also a craft room so the dual purpose has it looking like a bomb site pretty much all the time. Back in my days of scrapbooking often, I was a bit of a supplies hoarder so now that I do more digital scrapbooking than anything else, it’s time to downsize big time. But my other office supplies need some major overhauling as well.

Decluttering Your Life

For many of us, paperwork tends to be one of the worst parts of the home office. For that very reason, there is no need to tackle that part of your home office declutter just yet. Put any loose paperwork aside because next Tuesday we will sort through the paper mess as part of our next Organise task.

Now think about it… the home office is a place to be productive so if yours is a mess, you are probably no where near as productive as you want to be. That’s what makes this space such an important one to have clear and functional!

Grab your free home office declutter checklist below by clicking the link:

Home Office Declutter Checklist

Some extra home office declutter tips:

  • Make sure you have a place for everything and put everything in its place.
  • Set up hanging files or in trays to control paper clutter.
  • A clear desk and lots of space helps productivity
  • Minimise the amount of decorative and unnecessary items in your home office.
  • Keep your cords organised and untangled & keep cables in a certain place so you don’t end up with random spares and no idea what they do down the track.
  • Don’t hoard excess electronics that either don’t work or aren’t needed.

Pop over to the challenge page for links to other declutter, organise and simplify tasks as part of the Simplify My Life Challenge. It’s not too late to join in. We’ll be going all year long!

Do you use your home office for more than one purpose? Craft room, kids homework, spare room?

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Bec @ The Plumbette

Friday 28th of August 2015

ugh, I so need to do this. I have an open plan office space so it needs to look neat and I do try but, I have paper and boxes everywhere. You've motivated me, so I will print off the list and tackle this next week. x


Monday 31st of August 2015

That would be so much tougher Bec. I'm glad I can shut my door and hide it away (as I so often need to). Good luck and let me know how you go x

Nicole @ The Builder's Wife

Friday 28th of August 2015

I'm not ashamed to say, we still haven't finished our overhaul. I'll let you know when we are. Thanks for linking up with #HIT xx


Friday 28th of August 2015

Me either Nicole. This is the one room in my house I continue to procrastinate on. But it's in progress. A few loads have made it to the bin already and through mums shredder ;)


Friday 7th of August 2015

We don't have an office, but oh would I love one! I need a space to store my writing things.


Monday 10th of August 2015

It is a nice bonus having one. I wouldn't own nearly as much craft stuff if I didn't :)

Nicole @ The Builder's Wife

Friday 7th of August 2015

My home office,is also my library, and our business office. It's on the list for a major overhaul this weekend! x


Saturday 8th of August 2015

Good luck. Hope you manage to get it in tip top shape. It's amazing how much can accumulate in that one room. Mines also a craft room which is probably the main problem ?


Tuesday 4th of August 2015

Oh yes, great points and thanks for the reminder. I need to declutter my desk (no office) this week. I seem to do it every couple of weeks and crap just piles back on there. I probably need to think about where to house some of the things which keep returning!


Saturday 8th of August 2015

My desk in my office is like this. It's one of my clutter hot spots. Such a bad habit but fingers crossed we both cure our ways soon ;)