This is the first of seven or eight photos chronicling the clearing and cleaning of my office space. I did a pretty good job of sorting and cataloguing. There was also not as much trash here as elsewhere. I also held off on sorting through all the papers, though I did at least separate financial from academic materials. Still, I filled a trashbag with junk.
The photo here links to a Flickr photo series showing the gradual cleanup of the desk, if you’re interested in seeing the progression, along with all the interesting things I found along the way. Plus lots of library passes. Lots and lots of library passes.
My mom says that any motion toward cleanliness and orderliness is a movement toward calmness and sanity. You can judge for yourself whether or not I’m any saner today, as a result of having a clean desk, than I was yesterday.
The other nice effect of posting this stuff is that many of you, my readers, commented here or on Flickr about how cool it was that I’d decided to blog about this, or explain the process a little, or show my cleanup progress, and that made me want to do it again. So help me out… go view the photos, comment here or elsewhere, and tell me how good it looks, so I can get the rest of my apartment clean.