7 Things in Your Home Office You Should Get Rid of Today
Home offices are great—until they transform from a concentration-supporting workspace into a drop-zone for all those extra files, boxes, games, and more that don’t quite fit in the living room or other rooms of the home. Small-space home offices tucked into a larger room may not have the same problem, but it never hurts to take an honest look at any potential clutter culprits and toss them out before they overwhelm what should be an organized home office.
Some records and files should be kept for years, or indefinitely; others can be tossed once the year is up. Items like these have their own rules to determine when (or if) they should be disposed of, but for the most part, anything that’s not actively needed should be tossed. (This rule of thumb holds true for almost every room in the home.) See the list below for common home office items that should be thrown away. While sifting through them, keep an eye out for anything else that hasn’t been used in a while and won’t be used any time soon. Chances are, it can join the other things in the get rid of pile.