Thursday, September 15, 2011

Office Clean-up

One of my biggest obstacles to productivity is a messy workspace, and recently my office has been getting out of control.  (Well, by my standards, at least.  The photos that follow don't show as dramatic a difference as I'd hoped, so maybe it was mostly in my head!)


Ok, so I'm sure most of you have seen worse, but this situation was starting to drive me crazy!  I've had my laptop since June, but the old computer is still just sitting there under my desk, not doing anything but taking up precious space and creating a giant tangle of wires.  Until recently, the old monitor was on top of the desk as well (also doing nothing but taking up space), but my husband borrowed it so he could edit some footage for an upcoming show. There were papers strewn about my desk, as well as 2 pairs of shoes, a sewing kit and a bag full of earring cards on the floor, and don't even get me started on the bookcase!


I think moving the computer (which, for the moment at least, is just sitting up against the wall on the other side of the room, but is still out of my actual work space) made the biggest difference.  Straightening up the stuff on the bookcase so it wasn't quite so haphazard was a big help, too.  And I made slightly better use of the cork board by putting more papers up there.

Oh, and remember this post, where I talked about the things I wanted to add to my display, including a new mirror that was both cuter and takes up less space on the table than the old one?  Well, I decided to go ahead and buy it, and it was 50% off! When it's not being used for shows, it will reside on my desk along side the dress form necklace stand and one of the centerpieces I made for a friend's bridal shower back in May.

Now here's hoping I can keep it looking this nice. ;-)


  1. doesnt it feel great when you can look at a neatly organized and clean office? Really like the mirror.

  2. My office area is horrible. I just through all my papers into a box and I say to myself "one day I will get to it." Now I have a massive pile and I don't think I will ever get to it.


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