logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Camaur Crampton Family La, David Faulkner, shravani, pinoyako, Audrie
58364 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums417
Topics119,384
Posts847,328
Members58,364
Most Online449
Mar 28th, 2018
Top Posters(30 Days)
Angie 19
Sponsor
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
#666085 - 02/27/11 05:08 AM Cleaning out the desk drawer  
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,605
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,605
My desk drawer can barely be opened because it is so full of stuff. How did this happen? Do I really need need this stuff?

And this is after I sent a large box of pencils etc down to Alabama after Katrina too!


Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum
#666185 - 02/27/11 07:57 PM Re: Cleaning out the desk drawer [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]  
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 6,412
Angela J. Shirley Offline
Tiger
Angela J. Shirley  Offline
Tiger

Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 6,412
LOL, you need to see our house - my boyfriend does not throw stuff out. I use to be this way, but after moving so many times - have learn't the hard way to clean out regularly. With him, he is just too busy. With me, it was being "lazy" = hate to clean smile

#666259 - 02/28/11 01:37 AM Re: Cleaning out the desk drawer [Re: Angela J. Shirley]  
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 57
Tammy - Cleaning Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Tammy - Cleaning Editor  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Amoeba

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 57
Arizona, USA
We have been in the process of moving and I filtered through SEVERAL junk drawers and hope that we can stay on top of them at the new house. smile Funny how easy it is to let it accumulate and hard it is to get it dejunked!! smile

#666442 - 02/28/11 10:52 PM Re: Cleaning out the desk drawer [Re: Tammy - Cleaning Editor]  
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 20
Debbie - Online Auctions Offline
Newbie
Debbie - Online Auctions  Offline
Newbie

Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 20
I think one reason I hate throwing things out is that it always seems as soon as I do go on a cleaning frenzy within a week I am needing something that I just threw away. If I really stop to think about it, the real problem is I let it get so out of hand that when I do clean the junk drawer/closet/basement/shed it has reached the point I can't stand it another minute and I truly am in a "frenzy" when I am cleaning that I don't stop to think about each item.

#666564 - 03/01/11 03:33 PM Re: Cleaning out the desk drawer [Re: Debbie - Online Auctions]  
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 57
Tammy - Cleaning Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Tammy - Cleaning Editor  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Amoeba

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 57
Arizona, USA
That is how I felt about it this time too, Debbie. smile I was just ready to 'get rid' of stuff. We'll see how much of it I end up missing!! smile

#666596 - 03/01/11 05:49 PM Re: Cleaning out the desk drawer [Re: Tammy - Cleaning Editor]  
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 469
Tina - Living Simply Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Tina - Living Simply  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Gecko

Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 469
Bay Area, California
Lisa,

Lay a large plastic bag on the floor. Tip the whole contents of the drawer onto the plastic bag. Clean out the drawer and only put back what you really want.

Then, if you can, throw everything left on the plastic bag in the garbage bin.

Drastic, I know, but fast. And you'll feel very good about it very soon.

I know we want to recycle and see that every pencil has a good home, but occasionally it's easier not to. With your newly refurbished nearly empty drawer you'll be more productive and you can resolve to recycle everything from now on.

#667120 - 03/03/11 08:19 PM Re: Cleaning out the desk drawer [Re: Tina - Living Simply]  
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,605
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,605
Ooooooo Tina - that's brilliant! Plastic bag! Dump out!!

OK I am doing that this very second, thank you so much!


Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum
#667121 - 03/03/11 08:24 PM Re: Cleaning out the desk drawer [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]  
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,605
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,605
OK this was what was in my desk drawer where I sit every day. No wonder I couldn't find anything in it!!



Now to sort through this all!


Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum
#667124 - 03/03/11 08:47 PM Re: Cleaning out the desk drawer [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]  
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 1,218
Asha - Dreams Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Asha - Dreams Editor  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 1,218
England
Tina brilliant suggestion.

Lisa great picture. Do let us see the "after" one.


Asha Sahni
Dreams Editor

#667127 - 03/03/11 09:09 PM Re: Cleaning out the desk drawer [Re: Asha - Dreams Editor]  
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,605
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,605
It took about a half hour and now everything is much, much cleaner! Plus I found all sorts of useful things.



Highly recommended!

Now I have to use up all these stamps. I've only used "forever" stamps for the past few years so I'm not even sure what to do with these other odd ones.


Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  Tammy - Cleaning Editor 

Brand New Posts
Wireless & Cellular
by Nancy Roussy. Wireless & Cellular
04/25/18 05:34 PM
Do you text?
by Nancy Roussy. Wireless & Cellular
04/25/18 05:32 PM
Spiders!
by Nancy Roussy. Clairvoyance
04/25/18 05:31 PM
What is your stress level today?
by Nancy Roussy. Stress Management
04/25/18 05:29 PM
What are you looking forward to today?
by Nancy Roussy. Self Development
04/25/18 03:43 PM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Nancy Roussy. Inspiration
04/25/18 03:40 PM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy. Inspiration
04/25/18 03:38 PM
What's your Typical Daily Menu?
by Nancy Roussy. Low Carb
04/25/18 03:30 PM
Did you dream last night?
by Nancy Roussy. Dreams
04/25/18 03:27 PM
What scriptures did you study today?
by Celestine - Baptist Editor. Baptist
04/25/18 02:45 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Mona - Astronomy), 164 guests, and 1 spider.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Sponsor


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 1.145s Queries: 16 (0.054s) Memory: 2.0605 MB (Peak: 2.1850 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-04-25 20:01:54 UTC