Spring Clean Your Writing Space

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Go forward into the rest of the year with a clean, and distraction-free writing space. Here are 5 simple ways to spring clean your writing space this year:

It’s time to spring clean, which means it’s also time to tackle your writing space. Leave no stone unturned in your home office or writing zone, so you can go forward into the rest of the year with a clean, clutter-free, distraction-free writing space.

Here are 5 simple ways to spring clean your writing space this year:

1. Clean out old paperwork and notebooks you aren’t using.

Take the time to go through all the old paperwork that may have piled up in your office and go through any old notebooks you’ve kept. Make three piles: shred, keep, and trash. Any sensitive paperwork should be shredded. Organize the paperwork you’re keeping by using file folders to sort the papers. If you’re keeping old notebooks or journals, find a way to display them in a way that doesn’t feel like clutter.

2. Backup all your work.

Now is a great time to back up all your work on an external hard drive to protect yourself from losing any of your work in case something happens to your computer.

3. Clear off your desk area to the essentials.

Clutter on your desk is bound to happen, but take this time to clean off your desk area to just the essentials at this time. Then, you’ll be more selective about what you decide to keep and display in your office. Every month or so, take stock of your desk area again and reduce it down to just the essentials again. This consistent tidying up helps provide a distraction-free writing zone you can enjoy,

4. Rethink your organization.

As you declutter, if you notice you have a lot of the same items, take stock of your organization and storage and see if there are any improvements you can make to keep yourself a bit more organized.

5. Jazz up your décor.

If you’ve been staring at the same quotes and inspirational images on your walls for a while, seek out some new inspirational quotes or images to add to or replace what’s currently in sight. Having something new to look at can reinvigorate your creativity.

 

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Erika Bennett is the Content Manager for Xulon Press. She has worked in the publishing industry for more than a decade and her passion is to make sure great books find their way into readers' hands. You can also find her writing on XulonPress.Substack.com.

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