Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Taming the Beast

All during the holidays, my desk was the dumping ground for anything I couldn't deal with right when it came up.  "Mom, where do you want me to put this widget?"  Just put it on my desk, Honey.  "Mom, what should I do with the mail?"  Just put it on my desk, please.  Why? My desk is in the basement and I can keep the rest of the house presentable when my desk has become a beast.  Sending anything to my desk gets it out of the main level of the home and allowed me to continue to bake or cook or wrap or entertain without stopping.

After Christmas, however, it was time to tame the beast.  Oh, and I really mean "beast".  Look at the picture I took AFTER I'd already started to put stuff away in its proper home.  (Yes, that means the desk was worse than this before I thought to pull out my camera.) 

The problem with a messy desk (at least for me) is that it is a mirror of a messy mind.  Yes, the stuff was out of sight, but it was not out of mind...it lay there, weighing on me.  Waiting for me and taking my mental attention from other things.  Taming this desk was important for my organizing season fresh start.

Now look at my desk.  Looks good, doesn't it?  More than that, it feels good.

When my desk is in order, everything seems to fall into place with ease and my minds feels as uncluttered as the desk appears. 

Doesn't it looks good?  I'm pretty pleased with how it looks, if I do say so myself.  (Now I just need to finish painting down here!)


Alicia said...

I know what you mean! I say the same thing too. "Put it on my desk." Before I know it, there's just so much junk on it! I love the feeling I have when everything is either put away or thrown away! It does make me feel so much more organized!

Looks good, Erin!!!

Andrea said...

Looks awesome! Hope you are having an awesome New Year!
Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

Anonymous said...

Can I have your desk? Pluh-eeeeze?? It's a wonderful space.

Great job getting it all straightened up - looks terrific!

pam said...

Your space looks so inviting and organized! Totally inspiring!

We live in a postage stamp! So the before can happen quite easily. But, like you, I am sorting, tossing and organizing!

Feels sooooo good!