Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Desk organizers

The New York Times has a guide to shopping for desk organizers. Prices range from $19 to $284. LOL. My favorite passage, which quotes “a London-based interior desginer”:

“It’s important for your mind to have a really nice desk to work from, so when you come and sit down, it doesn’t just feel like a mess,” Ms. [Kelly] Hoppen said.

That’s where a desk organizer comes in — soothing frayed nerves by establishing a sense of order, with everything you need right where you need it.
LOL again.

But I do believe in desk organizers. Here’s my desk, before and after the addition of a Muji plastic tray for pens and pencils ($7 or so, I think):

[Without. 2015.]

[With. 2020. Click either image for a larger desk.]

You can see, right away, the difference the organizer makes, even if it’s difficult to spot the organizer.

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comments: 3

Fresca said...

I love photos of people's work areas. I enjoyed enlarging these photos and looking at the details.
Burt's Bees lip balm?
Looks like you've traded Death Comes for the Archbishop (did you get that from your Toyota dealer) for Goodnight Moon!

Elaine Fine said...

This reminds me of the joke about the person using a self-help book to improve her/his vocabulary. “My vocabulary used to be small. Now it’s big.”

Michael Leddy said...

LOL to both of youse. Yes, Burt’s Bees, and yes, Goodnight Moon. I wasn’t trying to hide it — it’s in situ. (Check my vocab, Elaine.)