What’s Up Wednesdays: The Great Office Makeover, Part 2

A few weeks back, I shared pictures of my very messy office and my need to get it whipped into shape to accommodate my new FitDesk. I’m pleased to report that while I’m not finished by any means, things are a LOT better than they were.

First, I got rid of the big chair that took so much of my space. It’s now in the living room, where it’s seeing a lot more (and more appropriate) use. It’s not just a repository for bags anymore!

Next, I piled all the bags, etc at one end of the office. I didn’t dare take any pictures of that. People might have removed my children from the home if they saw that. But I have been chipping away at it, slow and steady, one pile at a time. Here’s how it looks today:

office 3-3Still in need of weeding, but its getting there.

With the chair gone, I was able to push the bookcases back against the wall. And with that, there was finally space for this:

bike 3-3I tell you, it is the BEST place to sit and work! I’m constantly trying to move my work from my desktop to the alphasmart or my kindle, just so I can do it at the FitDesk.

I still have a lot of sorting and weeding to do, but progress is being made. Wooohoo!

What’s Up Wednesday: The Great Office Makeover

For a while now, I’ve known that I need to do something about my office.  It wasn’t approaching harder status, but you could definitely say it was becoming cluttered. At least, that’s one way to describe it.

office before This is the BEFORE shot of the non-desk end of the office. The area right around the computer isn’t bad, but the rest had become a holding area for everything I brought into the house. My purse, bookbags, presents to hide from the kids … they all landed on the big grey chair-and-a-half that was supposed to be my thinking and plotting sanctuary.

office chairDoesn’t that look like an inviting place to curl up and plan a story?

But things began to change a couple of weeks back when my friend MJ Compton mentioned that Amazon was having a sale on FitDesks – stationary bikes that had a desk area attached. Like a treadmill desk, but for a bike.

I had been considering a treadmill desk for a while, because even though I have stood to write for years now, I still need to add more movement into my day. The cost, though … yeesh. But the FitDesk was far more reasonable. And truth be told, the thought of being able to sit while still moving was very appealing. And I had a birthday coming up ….

So now I’m cleaning out my office – rearranging furniture, weeding shelves, pitching things I no longer need. Because I need to make room for this,

fitdeskStay tuned for further updates!