Before I moved, most of my blog writing took place in the dining room. I had an office, but it was unheated and not air conditioned, so generally uncomfortable for 8-9 months of the year. I made do, but now that I have a comfy office, I don't know how I lived without it! I can spread out, leave bills and other paper work in neat little piles. It's my private space, something all my own. My daughter is even reluctant to enter it which is a serious bonus. Don't get me wrong, I love my daughter, but she has a knack for interrupting me when I'm deep in thought.
My office is on the 2nd floor overlooking the backyard. I call it my treehouse office. The floor is grass green and the walls sky blue and the view is incredible. Though it has been three months, I'm still unpacking. The office is really the last thing for me to do. I have installed shelves, file cabinets and even bought myself a swanky new desk. Give me a few weeks and I will show you the finished results.
There are a few things that will make my office perfect, such as a bulletin board. I want a big bulletin board. This version by Lia Griffith is brilliant. The clip board keeps everything tidy and within easy reach while the patterned background adds visual punch. I don't have the room for the great media center, but I love what she has done.
I also need a wall calendar with all deadlines noted. I use Google calendar, but I have to remember to open it. A wall calendar is so much easier for this visually minded person.
Last but not least, I need a desk lamp. I have overhead lighting, but a desk lamp would be lovely and dispel the shadows. My middle-aged eyes sometimes need the turbo boost. I have one made from a brass candlestick, but it doesn't reach over my writing area. I'm thinking about this one from IKEA which is solar powered. Reviews for it are favorable. A fully charged battery will last 3 hours or so. Perfect for working in the evening. I like the yellow. A sunflower for my treehouse office.
I wrote this post soon after I moved to St. Louis, so essentially 4 years ago. I think I just figured out what I need to do to declutter my office! Sometimes I forget that I have a plan. I need to do some serious sorting and organizing. Oy! It quickly became a cluttered mess. I need to go back to plan A and soon!