We’ve had a few changes round the office recently, and so last week I moved desks.
Not a big deal by any means, and my new desk is quite nice – much bigger space, better view, close to the wine supply. Perfect really.
But I wasn’t overly keen on the idea of moving desks – not because I didn’t want to move, but because I would be forced to sort through all my stuff and make decisions about whether to keep or discard things that I had thought were important for years and years.
Stuff. There is a lot of it isn’t there? Some of mine has followed me round for over 5 years. Some of it was piled up all over my desk and was just generally untidy, others was in a box under my desk since the last move and had never been opened but I kicked it every day and cursed it.
So, except for a small box of photos and memorabilia, I threw the lot out. I never looked at it, so I had no idea why I was storing it. And it felt good. Why do we hoard all this stuff that we don’t need or want? Why is it so hard to make keep v discard decisions?
My new desk is very uncluttered, clean, spacious and feels like a fresh start. I’d been there approximately 10 minutes when I heard I may be moving again. This time I’m ready.