Time for a little Spring Cleaning? …
February 14, 2009 § 9 Comments
My home office.
A confessed mess.
All the following times given are in terms of “average daily“:
Time spent there: 35 minutes
Time spent on decor: O
Time spent staring out window lost in “think” time, & sitting on the couch next to Buzz Lightyear: 5 minutes, tops.
Time opening the door and throwing things in there/putting stuff on the table to be filed: 1 minute.
Time spent filing: 20 seconds
(Compare the above two numbers to see reason for file “failure” rate)
Time writing: 28 minutes, 40 seconds
Clearly bookcases from other rooms in the house should be purloined. But doing that quietly (conspiratorially) would take herculean effort. Besides, they are all in use; some are even arranged by book color, others by category.
Duly note that some (invisible here, but important) storage changes already have been affected (per Jeanie.)
If you sit there and work and stare only at the laptop or out the window, you’re OK. But should you look around …
You can’t see them, but there’s a race car poster tacked on the ceiling, along with a dozen of those glow-in-the-dark stars. These are left overs from Snarl’s room before he moved to the lower level, taking all the furnishings of course. Indeed, the stars and poster could be said to have sentimental value. The stars can stay. The poster, uh, will need someone taller to pull it down.
This minor mayhem is totally blocking my chi.
Wait, let me grab my magic wand!!!
So why on earth would I put these pictures out here?
It will incite me to further action.
There will be some “after” pictures…
I would assign myself a deadline date, as with my writing but honestly, that’s what is interfering right now with this room’s clean up – two serious writing deadlines.
(sigh. The rest of the house is nearly ship shape. My “office” is the orphan; maybe it just needs permission to have bare spots and junk spots … nah.)
How’s your workspace looking?
Have you managed to get your “office” just right?