Testing the breadbox theory


My desk is in a terrible state this morning and sitting here, feeling sorry for myself and woolly headed because of my cold, I thought it was time to do something about it.




I figured that it’s one of those minimum effort/maximum results kind of exercise – or at least, that’s what I hope.

I was further motivated by this article, found whilst I was procrastinating (mooching around the internet) and especially liked the idea to hide any stray post-it notes under the keyboard.





I thought of that one already!

It’s interesting that any “how to declutter” article includes pictures with empty – or nearly empty – shelves in it.  Now, if we had empty shelves and places to put things, perhaps our desks wouldn’t be quite so cluttered?  Which brings me to think that I ought to clear some space in the cupboards in my studio and empty a shelf or two…

Suddenly I feel even worse than I did when I began this series of thoughts.  Today is definitely one for the Breadbox Test and any further, deeper measures to declutter will have to wait for another day. 

Whose idea was this?

It didn’t last long…