Tiny projects challenge: Day 3

6 May 2020

Today, I focused on my desktop (the top of my actual desk, not my computer desktop). I forgot to set my timer and I was watching Anderson Cooper on Stephen Colbert’s show at the same time, so I don’t know how long it took. But I’m confident it would have taken less than 15 minutes if I’d been focused on the task at hand.

Here’s the before shot. If I don’t clean up my desk at the end of the work day, this is how it usually looks when I arrive at my desk in the morning.

And here’s the after shot.

I actually did do a little more than tidy up. I went through the square pen cup that’s been on my desk. I realized that I use about two of those pens on a regular basis (usually I use my lettering markers, in the glass jars). So I tested all the pens in the pen cup and discarded the half dozen that didn’t work. The rest were Sharpies and highlighters. I put them away in the Sharpie area of my office-supply closet. (I may have a Sharpie problem.) I was left with a few fine-point pens, which I put in a Oui yogurt jar for easy grabbing.

I also went through the papers in the small pile on the edge of the desk and created a couple of files I put in the file box behind me on the radiator.

I’m so glad that I committed to these five days of tiny projects. They’ve each had a great payoff for a small time investment!

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I find your tiny projects so inspiring! They are so do-able and make a big difference. It also builds good habits. I’m trying to get the focus and energy to do bigger projects, but tiny projects are really fun to see!

Sandy 05/15/2020 09:19 AM

Thank you so much, Sandy! Remember, tiny projects can add up to big projects!

Janine Adams 05/16/2020 07:28 AM

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