This is not me, and this is not my desk. But I was inspired by this post at zenhabits to re-think my work space.
For the ugly truth on the current situation, meet me under the cut.
I promised not to sugar coat it. This is my clutter, which is particularly embarrassing if you consider where I work.
When I see sleek, stripped-down design I always feel fresh and ready for anything. But clearly I’m not making it happen for myself here at work. And yet, I spend the bulk of my waking hours here each week.
My challenge is that it’s hard to identify the right path. You can see all the papers tacked up behind my monitor. They’re a combination of inspiring design photos, handmade art from small friends, some paperwork I refer to frequently. On my desk you see blog fodder, my iPod (critical to my sanity), two water bottles (I wanted lemonade as well as water today, what can I do?), pictures of my husband and son, booties knitted for my second son (due on 9/29), a small lamp to keep the overhead lights at bay… What can I live without? Not much. But there’s got to be a better way.
As for the wires — good grief! I don’t usually see that view, but those suckers are getting tacked up before the day is out.
Your tips for keeping home and work spaces zen and clutter free would be much appreciated.