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Office makeover is like watching paint dry…

Hi there,

My office makeover is going about as fast as watching paint dry. But, at least the painting is all done now, although I’m still doing my best to get rid of the paint fumes by opening the window, using a fan to exchange air, and lighting candles to help burn off the yucky smell.

Airing out my office after painting baseboard, window trim, and door.

Airing out my office after painting baseboard, window trim, and door.

As you can see, there are still a few boxes under my desk to sort out. But, I did manage to empty several file drawers and set aside a bunch of stationery, books, and cool stuff to give away or take to the consignment store. I am finding this whole process quite stressful, and the only thing that keeps me going is my vision of a bright and airy office space with Room Enough to Think Big as well as Get Things Done.

(!!!)

Alas, the stress of it all, together with the paint fumes, finally nailed me. I’ve now come down with a nasty sore throat and stuffy nose. But, I’m not giving up, just going into a lower gear for a while.

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Office Makeover Continues

Hello World,

I remain determined to make over my office space until it’s fit for people, plants, and animals to enter. My goal is that all living things will want to stay a while once venturing inside.

Optimized-Office Painting

Painting is not for the faint of heart!

Primer stage of painting my new-to-me desk.

Primer stage of painting my new-to-me desk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lately, I’ve been up to my eyeballs in painting my new-to-me desk (much smaller than my old one, and much prettier, too). Then, of course, I had to get rid of the dark blue door to my office and other dark blue accents to match the new off-white trim of my birds-eye maple desk. This meant more painting, a job I’ve forgotten how much time and effort it takes.¬† Alas, I’m still in the primer stage now, but hope to have at least one coat of real paint on by the end of tonight.

Wish me luck!

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Ahhhh! 24 Hours Later…

My much improved desk space, just 24 hours later!

My much improved desk space, just 24 hours later!

Sigh of relief! I can see my desk again!

This is my second installment on the clean up of my out-of-control messy home office. I must have unleashed my best paper-fighting superpowers to get all this done in just one day, no?

I even got a lot done on my messy bookcase, a massive boxy thing that sits directly behind my desk. I’ll save that story for another post.

My office is not only fit for human consumption now, Pumpkin (our pussy cat) likes the space, too. She came in and slept at my feet. How great is that?

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Writer needs rescuing from Messy Desk Syndrome

Aaack! How did this happen? It was only a few years ago that I did an entire re-organization of my home office space–and now this. It’s not only impossible to be productive in a mess like this, it’s downright demoralizing. And here I am facing two deadlines and one important meeting this week. To say I’m feeling overwhelmed is pretty much the understatement of the year.

Optimized-my-messy-officeAlas, I haven’t seen the likes of Spiderman, Batman, or Superman coming to my rescue to fight off this dreaded Messy Desk Syndrome. This means I’ll just have to call upon my incredible Virgo organizational superpowers to deal with my paperly archvillian. (I guess my superpowers have been missing in action lately…)

I invite you to follow me along as I declutter, defrag, and deconstruct my office space so I can transform it into something beautiful, productive, and worthy of any living creature to spend time in it. I’ll be sure to post pics and strategies so you can not only see my results but also understand how they came about.

Wish me luck, okay? I could use all the help I can get. ; )

shee