I recently got a new chair for my office – as you can see in the picture it is not brand new – just new to me – and I have wanted this chair for a very long time.
I had to move quite a bit around to make the chair fit into my office – but it helped me to make my office even more to my liking. I realized as I was rearranging my office to make room for my new chair, that so much of my office furniture just happened. I kept adding and there was no cohesive plan. So I really thought about all that I want to be able to accomplish in my office and how it isn’t meeting those needs in it’s present state. Immediatly I knew of at least 1 piece of furniture that needed to go. Once that was gone I was able to see a vision of my “new office.” As I moved items around, I realized I needed an extension cord for my lamp to stay attached to the light switch, so I stopped for the night.
It drove my husband crazy. This is what my office looked like overnight.
My husband has to finish a project once he gets started even if he doesn’t have the “right” tools, he finds a way around whatever problem he encounters. I stick to my vision even if it takes longer to complete the project. He actually couldn’t walk into my office until the following evening when there was floor space again.
I could see the floor again by nightfall and even found a footstool for my new chair. I didn’t know I was going to get the chair and it did slow down my productivity a little, but since I have improved my space I have been super productive – and I know the less clutter and accumulation of stuff around me the better I work.
Have you changed everything around to accomodate a single piece of furniture? I would love to hear your stories in the comments below.