We have lived here nine years. Dh is in IT. The home office has been impassible and unusable (like, pathological) for most of the time with boxes filled with paperwork, piles of cords, and stacks and stacks of cardboard boxes, some with appliances in them, most of them empty. I filled two whole street-side recycle bins with boxes and papers. We hauled lots and lots of piles of ...stuff... to the dining room to be sorted (keep, give away, toss), we filled a large box with paper to be shredded (we've ruined two shredders, both of them have been sitting in the office since then). Over the years Dh has brought home lots of stuff from software and computer show vendors, so there is now a stack of computer bags adorned with lots and lots of company logos, and one pretty nice backpack from Sun Microsystems, ready to go ...somewhere. Not really sure what to do with those yet.
So we cleared the entire floor and I mopped it. Oh my word, I had to dump the cleaning water and start with fresh half way through, it was sooooo dirty and dusty. Insane. The floor looks great now!
We did haul some boxes of stuff back in, but it's all stacked neatly in a corner.
There's still a lot of work to be done. The desk is still completely covered with stacks of papers, computers, key boards, baskets of crap and of course lots of wires going who knows where. The dining room is still full of many boxes and piles to be sorted. But this is a huge step. It's been a long time coming (obviously).
And I ordered a Freedom Filer to help out with our paperwork. Too bad it'll be two weeks before it gets here. http://www.freedomfiler.com/
Very exciting. I'm full of enthusiasm now, hope it lasts.
Edited by journeymom - 1/9/11 at 9:29pm