One good thing about going to my hometown and cleaning up my mother's things was that working with my brother helped me figure out how to tackle some of the challenging clutter at my own home.
This week, I did a ton of paper decluttering. And because I've reduced how many things I receive in a paper format, I was able to get rid of my filing cabinet and downsize to a box. This box is handy because it now lives under my desk and can stop my footrest from moving to unreachable places. I have a bit more to shred, but I'm through the bulk of the outdated paperwork that is no longer needed. Another side benefit of all this paper cleanup is that I think I may have what I need to fix a gap in the couch I made. I won't know that for a bit, but I'm looking forward to finding out.
So my next step is to swap some shelves out of my office as I'm building a better shelving system using IKEA Kallax. This is a slow moving project, due to supply issues, but I can swap out the middle section right now and then I'll be waiting on the other end piece. I just need to figure out where to put the items that are currently on the old shelving as space is a difficult thing when you live in a tiny condo. I'll be putting the old shelving in the storage area of my bedroom in the short-term.
With all these changes, my printer no longer has to live in the living room. That was bugging me for quite some time.
Well, I believe a meal is in order before I work on the rest of this clutter. I'm aiming to get as much as possibly done today. I have a new piece of exercise equipment to help me get back in shape, which will also help me do better at skating.
The plan for the week is largely about chores and writing, but my overarching goal is to get to a place where I can have people come over. I also need to have a good amount of floor space ready soon for the installers to finish my bathroom.
As always, my goals tracker can be found at: https://trello.com/b/RM8yD3eq/rae-roy-general