Case in point - the family computer desk. The kids and the hubs use the computer for playing their games and the occasional school project. The rest of the desk is mostly used to collect junk...and lots of it.
I've cleaned and organized this thing more times than I can count and it always ends up looking like this:
(and this is fairly clean actually - I'd already cleaned off the abandoned dishes
and moved a few pictures that had been on top of the desk).
In order to solve this problem, I decided to downsize - drastically. I'd thought of doing this before, but I really loved the desk. I loved all the cubbies and all the shelves that I could hang Post Its from, and it had a bookshelf on the left side, so getting rid of the desk meant finding spots for those books (or getting rid of a few more). So I'd always decided against getting rid of the desk in the past.
But...the time had come. So I put on my big-girl britches and bought a MUCH smaller desk. And I love it!!
Now, I still have piles of stuff that I can't throw away that I'll need to find spots for. And I'm going to add a shelf or two on the wall above the desk to hold the phone and speakers so there is a little more space at the desk.
But for now, the room feels bigger and cleaner, and best of all, there is NO available surface area for my family to dump their stuff. :-D
Now....on to the rest of the house! :-)
Are you spring cleaning yet? What are you tackling first? And don't forget to enter the giveaway! 3 days left to enter!