On Thursday I started the dejunking, re-organizing my office project. I walked 2 1/2 miles moving stuff out of and then back into the office. That gives you some indication of how bad it was. (Seriously, 2 1/2 miles. I wore a pedometer.)
I still have a few piles in the living room that need to be dealt with: one laundry basket full of stuff I need to sort and decide what to do with, and two buckets of paper that needs to be shredded or filed, and a very small stack of other things that need a home somewhere else besides my office.
But after working all day Thursday and most of Friday, I'm ready for the "reveal"!
|West and North Walls from Door|
This is the view of the North wall from the doorway. You can see that there is space on my shelves and on the table behind my chair. That's where I do paperwork.
I have only the two laptops on the computer desk. I have two printers to the left (you can only see one) and one printer on the floor under the desk. (Why do I have three printers? One's color, one's black laser, and the one on the floor is hooked to the PC because I couldn't find the printer drivers.) (But now, due to the dejunk, I know where that CD is and can load it on and get rid of the third printer, as soon as I get rid of the virus on the PC...)
Notice the artwork by the window—Mary Englebreit. Love her!
What you can't see because I take blurry photos is that my bookshelf is neat and organized. Top shelf holds writing-related books. Second shelf will hold "my" books (the ones I'm writing; they are still in the living room waiting to be sorted. (Although, I may move the writing books down to shelf 2 and keep my dictionaries and "my" books on shelf 1...)
Shelf 3 is paper.
Shelf 4 is my book portfolio (books I've helped create) and some notebooks that are too tall for other shelves.
Shelf 5 holds resource books, like how to do html, etc.
And notice my collage there to the right of the bookcase? That is the Vision Board for my creative side. :)
Another view of the West wall that shows my neat and clean shelves.
The East wall is for long-term storage. The left closet has two filing cabinets and some sorters. The right closet has software, office supplies, etc. And see that blue/aqua colored box with the clear box on top? Those are my art supplies. (I love containerizing!)
Also, since cleaning out my office stirred up my allergies and I woke up Saturday with a bad headache and sore throat, I used that day to load most of my music CDs into my iTunes program on my Mac. Been meaning to do that for a looonnggg time. I used to listen to music when I worked but haven't done it for years because I don't have a CD player in my office anymore. I've missed it. Now I have it back. I'll be transferring the tunes to my iPod sometime soon.
And this next week? What will I be doing? You never can tell...