I have so much stuff it doesn’t even all fit in my own office. Granted, my office is the tiniest possible space you could call an office, but that’s no excuse.
My latest idea for how to approach getting rid of stuff is to start going through boxes of old stuff. Materials so old it should be easy to review and get rid of a lot. If I could do one box per week it would be great progress for me. I’ll try to make the majority of my progress on my weekend work day. Some boxes have too much paper to get through in one long work session, but I’ll see if I can make some progress every week.
Of course going through boxes of old stuff isn’t going to do any good unless I can at the same time keep up with processing all the current and incoming piles of material. Somehow I always generate a lot of paper.
Today I got my start. I actually managed to do two boxes this week. I doubt that will happen again. In this case the contents of those boxes were easy to toss. They contained books and training materials for software that we don’t even use any more.
I have some current piles on the desk I want to sort through in the next week. We’ll see how it goes.