Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Tackle it Tuesday - the office!
Our house is not that large (I think around 1100 sq ft upstairs) but one of the features we really liked about our home when we bought it was that it had five bedrooms - which is getting more and more rare! They are mostly quite small, of course, but we figured we'd rather have more rooms if we were planning to have lots of kids rather than a couple of large rooms.
The most neglected room in the house has been the downstairs office/craft room/storage room. For probably the first two years we lived here, it was filled with boxes that we just hadn't gotten around to unpacking yet. *Ü* We finally cleaned that out, and set up the room as a craft room when I got into sewing. But over time it filled up again - it's the farthest room away in the basement, and it's just way too easy to put things there 'just for now,' which of course ends up being far longer.
When I was working at home after Miss A was born, I cleaned it up a little bit again so I had room to work. But since I've been on mat leave this time, the clutter has magically multiplied and I'm finding it hard to imagine working in there when I go back to work this month!
I'm posting these embarrassing pictures to inspire myself to GET IT DONE! I measured and discovered, to my great delight, that the wood bookshelf will actually fit behind the door (the door is hinged slightly away from the wall so there's about a foot behind it)! I am probably way too excited about that piece of information, but any time I can use some previously unusable space and hide things from view, that's a good thing in my eyes!
Here is the office before: