Sunday, April 11, 2010
Clean Home, Fresh Start -- The Computer Desk!
This may not seem like a big project, but really, to do it right, it was huge. My computer area had been a sneaky little hideaway spot for all the crap in the house. There was trash, three days worth of coffee cups, picture frames, the list seriously goes on. I don't think I've neatened up this space in a year. I'm pathetic, I know.
Hubby was kind enough to take the kids to the park, and play play play while I tackled this mess. In hindsight, I should have started at the top. But I started in the middle instead collecting trash/recyclables. When that was all cleaned up a disgusting layer of dust was left. So, I dusted, then I worked my way down to the bottom. Removed the box of pictures in frames, and paper shredder. I had to vacuum in there, because...wow, nasty.
Long story short, two and a half hours later I have a fully cleaned, dust and clutter free computer nook that is no longer embarrassing or a asthmatic's worst nightmare. It was quite the workout, having to go up and down the stairs numerous times to put things where they belonged. The printer that was on the middle shelf has now entered the yard sale pile, we lost the power source to it 5 years ago when we moved in. Told you I was pathetic.
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