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It gets worse before it gets better

The evolution from office to media nook continues!

Unfortunately, this is less of a cozy home makeover show and more of a sad exposé of my inability to find a place to put old bank statements. What makes admitting this okay is the fact that 98% of people who commented on my first post about office clutter are in the same boat.

It’s a really big boat.

While we’ve been waiting for the new computer to show up, my husband decided that he could not stand walking on carpet that crunched anymore, so while I was at work he vacuumed the living snot out of it* and then he called in a carpet cleaning service. Hence, most of the junk on the office floor magically levitated to the desktop. I guess the rest of the junk — it’s fair to say that a shopping bag full of old bills and four pairs of ladies boots officially makes it “my” junk– was too unwieldy? intimidating? full of cooties? to levitate on its own, so they cleaned around it.

*If you have a bulldog, your carpet has living snot in it.

We were so excited to have clean carpet that once it dried we invited some friends over for dinner. The next day, I decided that in penance for my slight hangover I would put away my things like a big girl.

I hung up my clothes, donated some old t-shirts to my son’s closet, organized my action figures, weeded out a shelf full of books, ate a fistful of M&Ms, and listed three pairs of shoes on eBay. There they are on the desk, all snug in their boxes and ready for new homes. I thought I was done but then I had to kick myself because carefully placing my knitting and my eternally overflowing shopping bag full of receipts in the same spot on the floor where they’ve been for six months does not constitute “done.” And what’s that dog doing there?

Much better.

*This post is sponsored by Dell because they want you to know about their new Inspiron All-in-One 2320 and they’ve asked me to help give one away. This giveaway will run until Friday, October 28th at 11:59 p.m. EDT and is open to all U.S. residents. A winner will be chosen at random using Random.org from all eligible entries. Each reader has four (4!) chances to win by  leaving a separate comment on each of my Dell posts. Plus there are other Dell posts by other bloggers participating in this campaign (you can find those posts at the Family Tech topics page), and you could possibly win over there, too! The chosen winner must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

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