Keep a few things in mind.
1. In December I was incredibly busy... one of the busiest months of the year
2. My heat went out on Christmas eve eve.
3. I hadn't been able to take in the recycling in like.. 2 weeks.
4. everything was re-arranged because of trying to gain access to the furnace - and because of the heaters being in the middle of the floor!
5. I was a whole bunch of sick.
OK, now. Please don't call hoarders. LOL
A couple weeks ago, Gene and I were arguing over something stupid (we both agreed it was stupid) and in that process he made an off hand comment about trying to find something on my desk. Now, as a general rule, my desk has lots of stuff on it, but I could tell you at any given second where pretty much most things were on my desk.. except for receipts. I hate receipts.
Anyway, said comment only made me angry, and usually the only thing accomplished at getting me angry is getting me to do whatever the angry comment was about.
Yeah, I know, not really wise thinking on my part. LOL
But the reality was, I'd been meaning to clean off my desk for a while. Like, 6 months or more. We had a second computer sitting on the DINING ROOM table instead of a beautiful 9 foot granite topped desk. I needed to be in my work space.
So each day, I would hammer away at it 10 minutes at a time, at least twice. Several times it worked out to be an hour. It wasn't that there was a ton of things, it's just that I'm not good at organization so I had to figure out where all those little small things that end up in a basket at the end go.
The result is below:
If you are brave... click on the image, and it will take you to the before. Please don't get the vapors. Also please don't call Hoarders or CPS. Also re-read points 1 through 5. LOL
Are you back yet?
Yeah, it was pretty horrific yes? But life is better now. Recycling (that was alllll the Christmas papers and boxes, and boxes for a heater and a fireplace) all made it to the recycling center. It barely fit in my jeep! The heaters were installed in their proper locations so the catbox could go back to its home. The receipts, every one of them, found a place to live. I no longer feel like throwing a sheet over half my kitchen when someone comes to the door.
But the biggest part, was moving my printer and scanner to a cart under my desk. There's a dead space in the corner and I very much wanted to get it off of my desk out of the way. Once Tanner came home, and saw the desk cleaned off, he was inspired. Plus he was really bored being on 5 snow days. :)
I dragged my feet as long as he would allow me. He ended up setting up the printer, putting away all the misc cords that were hidden in that corner before, he cleaned under there (scary dust bunnies!), and he even moved the computer from the dining room table.... you know, in case I actually want to eat over there.
Now there is plenty of room for Jingles to visit, except he STILL wants to lay right in front of my monitor.
Have you stopped trembling yet? Are you still feeling a lil' woozy? Get your bearings.. have a cold drink. It'll be ok.