Home Office Bag And Tag Or How To Make Clutter Shutter

My elbow is better which means I couldn’t sit still yesterday.

Dollar General to the rescue!

I found the above pretty mint colored containers at the local Dollar General. Elbow in fine working order, I decided to tackle the problem of my poor overly cluttered office closet. Through the years I have simply thrown items in there with full intent of “one day making it nice”. It’s embarrassing how bad I had let the situation become. Stuff was all over the floor in various unmatched “containers” (i.e. loose bags). I’ll bet I had 20 years of junk thrown in there. It consisted of, but not limited to, power cords, electrical plugs, telephone equipment, old cell phones, projects, yarn, needles, cloth scraps, paints, brushes … well, you get the general idea. It was a mess for which I am dutifully ashamed. πŸ˜… I grumbled and fussed and pulled everything out which piqued Steve’s interest. Sweet man that he is he volunteered to wade through the old cords and such because he knew what most of them where. I kept these items thinking, “Well, I might need it some day!” Like, I’d been through the Great Depression or something. But of course that day never arrives. While Steve was busy with the cords, I sorted the paint, brushes, cloth and so forth. Bag And Tag I call it, like deer hunting. Now that they’re all sorted, some will be properly recycled or used by someone who will use them. Some are burned in the trash debris out back. Some that are beyond help and or won’t burn go in the trash. The remainder are kept, thus the pretty boxes.

I’m so proud of myself. πŸ˜‰

Alas, because I was distracted and I dragged that sweet man into the impromptu organizational frenzy, the Master Bedroom redo is still on “hold”. Sorry. He does have all the wood cut out. Steve said all he needs to do is put it together then stain it. Then it will be ready to be installed. It supposed to rain and become bitter cold this weekend. Maybe we’ll get to it by then if I don’t injure something else or get distracted again … 😁 giggle

🏍️ πŸ’– Ride Safe πŸ’– 🏍️

12 thoughts on “Home Office Bag And Tag Or How To Make Clutter Shutter

  1. Now, look…we have been purging for the great move. I am simply ok with throwing out whatever if it hasn’t been seen or used in a year. Its ok to let go, Sparky (grin). It has been an amazing feeling to get rid of things. I am really liking this new minimalist look. GRIN—P.S. I never realized that we live like pigs, GRIN a n LAUGHTER.

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    1. oink oink lol Truly, it does feel wonderful! I’m also gonna get rid of more clothes. I’m tired of having so many clothes and most of ’em I don’t even wear them anymore. I will keep my bridal dress but everything else is expendable.
      Hope y’all are on the road soon!
      Love & Prayers ❀

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  2. I may need to check at our DG and see if they have those storage containers! I still need a few to organize office supplies and craft supplies in the den. Thanks for the tip! So glad your elbow is better!! I am so tired of the cold weather!! Brrrr! xo

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    1. Guess I’m tired of cold weather too. When I was younger it was my favorite time of the year. Now, however, I find it tedious. All that putting on coats, and taking off coats, and … well, you get the idea. Still don’t like bugs, though. We sure had enough of this past season. lol
      Love ❀

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  3. Good for you! You have to feel so good about this. I have some areas that need this treatment too. I also tend to hold onto things because we might need them, or they have sentimental value.

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    1. I do have a couple of items that I can “never” get rid of. Other than that, my mood is it’s time to move on. πŸ™‚
      Blessings. ❀

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    1. LOL Wish I could! I’m having fun with it and wouldn’t mind helping you at all. That’s what friends are for.
      Have a blessed day! ❀

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  4. This is exactly what Dollar Tree and Dollar General are good for! LOL! I’ve always been a minimalist, so nothing here to have to get rid of… well, except when a grandkid swipes it for their own lol. (They always ask nicely.) GREAT JOB!

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    1. Minimalist is definitely where it’s at for me now. I’ll keep working in that direction as health and time allow. πŸ™‚
      Thank you for the compliments.
      Have a blessed day!

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