All summer I’ve been putting it off. I’ve blithely skipped along, enjoying my days of fun and frolic, while the piled-up piles of stuff continued to pile up pile upon pile. You see, in lieu of the missing junk drawer in our kitchen, we created a Junk Room, a room more charmingly known as “the office”, and today I finally cleaned it out.
It’s a well-known household phenomenon that any undecorated horizontal surface will quickly accrue every homeless paper, envelope, shopping bag, book, CD, pen, photo, cup, coupon, clipping, and magazine in the house. And our office desk is one big horizontal surface. Anything and everything that fell into the “I’ll get to that later” category got dumped on it to await some nebulous future reckoning that I hoped I could put off on the executor of my will.
Unfortunately, that little part of my brain that goes quietly crazy when I have some undone task pendulously hanging over my head wouldn’t settle down, and today it needled me until I agreed to give it what it wanted. A clean office.
It took a while, but at last the final scrap of paper was tucked away. I present to you our newly decluttered office:
I realize these would be much more impressive if you could see a “before” picture, but I didn’t think to take one. I’ll tell you what–print these out, lay them on the table, and then sprinkle them liberally with confetti. You’ll get the general idea.
Way to go, me!