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Whatever gave me the idea...

...that re-arranging my office would be a good thing to do...


Why is it that once you start, the work explodes exponentially? I *only* wanted to move my desk around a bit. Right?


Now I've moved four shelves, built one new one (IKEA), moved books, paper, file folders, CDs, filing trays, stacks of paper, more file folders, magazine holders and Puntino (a cat).

And it's looking like the aftermath of a herd of caribou tromping through here - it's missing only the piles of doodoo...

I've decided to severely cut down on filing trays (what *do* you call those plastic things that you can stack and use as inboxes, or outboxes, or just to gather lots of paper in?). Because you know what happens when you have lots of them? You accumulate paper. Lots of paper. Instead of putting it all where it belongs right away, you stack it in those lovely, coloured trays. Where the papers sit, and have babies, and grow into monstrous *stacks* of paper!

So. Eliminating most filing trays.

Trying to file all the receipts (that I need for the taxes next year) properly *this* year - month by month. Rather than waiting until the year is over and doing it all at once.

For today, I'm done.

There's still lots to sort through and file and put away properly. But not tonight. I'm tired.

On the other hand, I think it's going to look good, once it's done.



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Mar. 25th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
A spring thing?

It's great if it actually gets done. My projects usually get stuck and then it's worse than ever.

I did get shelves built into the office and that worked out pretty well. I found colored, plastic boxes that snap together that I love. If you don't need them, you can break them apart again. Six of them come in a package only about an inch wide in a variety of sizes.

My favorite style is the magazine holder because everything stores vertically. They just look bright, cheerful and color co-ordinated.

It's going to give you such a feeling of accomplishment!
Mar. 26th, 2009 09:11 am (UTC)
It *has* to be a spring thing. Because I've been puttering around the house for a while now. Just got the idea with the office yesterday, though. But I'm already feeling a lot better with the way things are positioned now. It feels airier, even though it's a very small room.

Now I have to get down to the sorting part - especially all the paper... >.< That takes more time than all the furniture moving and books stacking... ^^
Mar. 25th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
Organization feels so goooooood. Once it's done. ^____~
Mar. 26th, 2009 09:11 am (UTC)
Once it's done. Yes.

That's the hard part. ^^
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Mar. 26th, 2009 09:12 am (UTC)
Aha! It *is* a spring thing! :)

I've already thought about having parts of the house repainted, and putting new drapes up. And, of course, the office. It's all done in bright yellow, and I'm debating having some of that repainted, so as to give me some contrast... Still trying to find the right mix of shapes and colours. ^^
Mar. 26th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
Oh dear, that always happens to me. I start with "I'll just pick up these papers from the floor" and end up rearranging my filing system. :( On the bright side, it's usually high time. XD
Mar. 26th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
Same thing here. Which is why I usually don't do big things like this. But this time, it just needed to be done.

I still have stuff laying around that needs to be cleared, but most of the work is done by now.

I've cleared out three big boxes full of paper! And all my inboxes, except for the recent one. :)
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