I have the privilege of launching our new subject: The Work Place. Oh, why me? Better someone who is organized. They could give you awesome ideas on organizing your space. Not so yours truly.
While I am blessed to have an entire room to myself (please don’t hate me), I am not the best guardian of its space. I have two desks, one a roll-top, but I have long since stopped using it to write. Its duty is to hide all my “junk” when I know we’re having friends over who will want to see my office.
I do have things spaced nicely in my office. My computer sits on the desk I do use. Shelves (crammed shelves, I might add) sit atop the desk. My printer sits nearby on a lovely oak file cabinet stuffed with who knows what.
My chair is comfortable. Soft enough for me to cozy up in. The problem is, it’s so cozy I tend to get droopy eyelids when I sit in it! It does roll around my fake wood floor rather easily so I seldom have to get up to get to any of my bookshelves. Maybe that’s why I’m having to diet now!
Let’s talk bookshelves. Mine are loaded with writing books, Amazon used books, library discard books, and religious books. If someone tried to figure out what it is I write, my bookshelves would not give them much of a clue. Too varied. But, I LOVE variety!
On my desk is stacked reams of paper with writing on it, not much of it mine. I print out everything I think will be helpful to my writing. I also print out recipes, moving stories and things I think will make a good story.
Several times a year, I begin the tedious process of filing or throwing away the stacks of paper on my desk. This is not a day or two process. More like weeks. I feel so good when it’s done. About two weeks later, I notice the paper monster is beginning to return. I try not to panic. Add another few weeks and it’s there again! Stacks and stacks of paper! Now the process begins again.
If you want an event planned, I’m your girl. I organize these things so neatly I even list when you can have potty breaks. But, if you want an example of an organized office, look elsewhere.
I guess it was good to start with me. All you readers can see how it’s NOT done. Others who come after me can astound you with their organizational skills. Perhaps, just maybe, there is someone “out there” who can relate to me. If so, the best to you on getting all your “junk” filed.
-Not a very good office organizer, Gloria