Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Show me your desk

As promised, here are some pictures of my desk at work. Looking at the pictures it actually looks a lot more cluttered than it feels...

Anyway, some things I want to point out to you:

  1. the wall of inspiration on the right under my name (pictures of my hubby, inspirational quotes, scriptures from the Bible, pictures of friends and some SARK cards - my favourite is "you are a delicious, succulent human bean", which fits into my Big, Juicy goals theme)
  2. my glass of water
  3. my office control journal (in that vertical organiser)
  4. minimal paper - only have 3 files and I'm actually cheating because one of them contains my performance appraisals, certificates, etc.

Now let's look at my desk head-on:

  • computer with picture of Wicklow, Ireland as a screensaver
  • in the top left corner, I have my "only four things to do with paper and email" from Help! I need more time
  • radio and mirror (essentials!)
  • to the left of the computer, my "things to do today" papers
  • right in front of the keyboard, my master to-do list of all my projects and where they're all at, on top of the notebook where I write my 6 (or less) Eat the Frog items every day, and other assorted notes

For the most part, the desk works for me (although that vertical organiser is taking up too much space - I think I'll "release" it) because it's empty of stuff while still being inspiring to me. I can't work in a cold work space so I like to be surrounded by things that are "me".

If you have any questions about some things in the pics or how I do certain things, put them in the comments so everyone else can also benefit when I answer them. Thanks.

Now for the fun part, show me your desk (please link to a post with a pic of your desk, not to your entire blog)


Rona's Home Page said...

I remember those cubicle days. I plan on taking a few shots when I get back from a Business Education Series this morning.
Thanks for sharing.

Marcia said...

Rona, can't wait to see yours too!

Anne Alagna said...

Sorry, I posted the URL to my whole blog. Can it be deleted for a new post?


Kirby3131 said...

Oh goodness, I wasn't planning on posting this on MY blog. OH Dear.

It is a disaster. I took the picture though (just seconds ago.) Have uploaded it to my account. OK, I'll post it on my blog.



I'm psyching myself up.


I'm going.


Kirby3131 said...

Ok, so I was so nervous about posting that Link #5 is back to your site lol #6 actually goes to my blog.

Dixie's Whimsey said...

In almost all parts of my life, I am organized. My office is the big exception. But... it's on the list!

Marcia said...

WOOHOOO, I'm having such fun seeing the desks.

If you're still on the fence, jump in!

Organising queen

Valerie McInall said...

You said your 'Office Control Journal'. Are you a FLYbaby?

Megan@Disorder2Order said...

Cool!!!! I love this stuff... we need to do this more...

I linked up to Mr. Linky... let's see if it keeps going...

Kirby3131 said...

I did it! I cleaned my desk. So know there is a before and after. Here's my post - Clean Desk

Thanks for giving me the push to get this project finished this weekend.

Amber Clicks Office Furniture said...

my desk is an absolute shambles with paperwork everywhere and desk accessories that dont really work for me. Some great tips thank you - now to conquer this chaos