I still get giddy when I see the back-to-school displays with all the new notebooks full of blank pages. And, I do write in them. (And, I don’t know where all the notebooks with fun covers go the rest of the year. Buy a notebook at the office supply store in January and you’ll face bright, solid-color covers without a single kitten on the cover.)
Do you feel the pull of new school supplies, but you don’t have any kids or grandkids who’ll use them? Do you save pads of paper because they’ll be useful, but you have far more than you’ll use?
Bring them to work, give them to someone with kids, or just group them together so to remind you to use them (and not buy any more notebooks).
Only if this task doesn’t apply to you: Sort through your photos (prints or digital) for 15-minutes.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.