Simplify to me, means not having to move something to get to something.
Be it a stack of un-filed papers in my office, three layers of cans on my pantry shelf, or five boxes of craft stuff on my studio shelves....
You get the picture, and NO that is not my office, but at times it looks like it.
So you ask, what am I doing to make a pile like this go away? Remove layers, and boxes and whatever else is in the way ....
First off, I'm giving myself time to do this. Changing the habit of just putting something down and not away, won't happen over night.
Second, I'm finally moving into the digital age...I mean I publish digitally, so why have all these papers, receipts, recipes in messy stacks?
I have a Neat Scanner and I'm using it. I'm scanning all my boxes of scripts (ones I've bought to study) research notes that I kept from old projects....
NOW I put everything into Office's OneNote system. But I have collected years of paper that needs to be digitized...
And I'm looking all the material in my files/stacks/piles before I scan it. Some of it is way dated...into the recycle bin it goes.
Cupboards will be cleared this year, and those things we haven't used, won't use, will be recycled, repurposed, or given to charity.
Both my husband and I are on board with this, so that makes it much easier.
Now how to simplify other parts of my life....that's for another post.
And if you have suggestions, ideas, thoughts on what you want to simplify, comment, it's good to see what others are doing.
Here's to a simplified New Year, without stacks and piles in the way.
And that picture of the studio, is NOT mine, but it's nice.