I have an office at home. To me, it's an important space but it's been getting progressively more difficult to work in. I'm not a tidy person. My desk is not tidy. My office is more like a storeroom. The most common response from anyone who sees my office and desk is to ask for a garbage bin. The second most common response is for them to immediately turn around and leave the room.
I spent most of today cleaning my office. I've tried before, with various levels of success, to make my office a comfortable, efficient workspace. Today I was ruthless. I threw things out, I put things in a pile for charity. When that made very little difference, I began moving things out.
I don't live in a large house, but I do have a lot of hobbies that all need homes. Today, I moved out of my office:
Still left in the room: four bookcases, one small sewing cabinet with vintage sewing machine, two four-drawer filing cabinets, large desk with hutch and return.
I haven't touched my desk yet so it's still piled with books and papers, a few skeins of wool, a set of charcoal pencils, a set of watercolour pencils, a carpenter's rule, several different screwdrivers, a stapler and a glue gun. Those are the basics. There are tubs and containers for pens, highlighters, notepads, blank paper, graph paper, etc.
Three essential things on my desk are:
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