It had become a dangerous dumping ground. As more and more baby stuff came into the house, more and more regular stuff got shoved into the office. It’s a handy place to hide things because it’s on the main floor (no dragging of things down to the basement) and it’s a room we don’t use too often. In fact, I’m really the only one who uses it, Jagger just goes in to get the laptop and that’s about it.
We had to move that table out of the living room to make room for the playpen, and we also aquired a bunch of new (to us) comic books which are hiding in those boxes under the mirrors there.
Boxes of posters waiting for frames and a basket of junk that had to be moved out of the dresser now occupying the baby’s room.
The desk surface seems to be clean, but the tray on the shelf is full of junk and there’s a bunch of stuff sitting on the printer that shouldn’t be there. The printer is also flashing an angry red light at me because it wants more toner, but I’ve been ignoring it for a few weeks.
Oh, closet. I’ve been considering taking down the bifold door on this closet and just hanging a shower curtain type deal to close it off, but I’m trying to resist the urge.
The rest of the closet was filled with crafting stuff and gift bags that I inexplicably save, even though I will never need that many gift bags.
Knitting stuff hiding in the corner of the closet.
So, after a frantic hour or so, I ended up with a much tidier office. I’m still not satsified with the way things are, I would love to have more shelving in here, like along this whole wall, but for now it is definitely an improvement.
Ooh, look! You can see the floor!
The desk area seems to be unchanged, but it really is much tidier.
I got rid of a bunch of old magazines I had hanging around for no good reason.
Comic book tower seems much better. I still have to cover that gossip bench one day – it might be a “I’m home with a baby” project.
I’ve rearranged the living room so, so many times since we’ve moved in. I liked this set up, because Jagger’s couch (the brown one) was finally in the spot he wanted it – so that he could lay down with his feet pointing at the TV with the remote in his right hand.
The problem with the living room this way was that it was really closed off. It didn’t bother us, but we really noticed it as soon as someone else came over.
So, here’s my solution.