October 02, 2015

30 Day Small Business Cleanse: Day 1

Today is day 1 of our 30 day small business cleanse. Today's task is to clean off our physical workspace. We've decided that means our desks.

Carving linoleum blocks on our desk before the concrete.
We've shared the same concrete slab desk for nearly six years. It's a desk we made when we first moved to L.A. It started off as a wooden desk, but after a few years as our linoleum carving station, it refused to come clean anymore so we covered it in concrete. 

L-R: the standing desk where Rosemary is working these days, the concrete desk where Robin is working these days. Both are clearly a mess!
At the moment, this desk is piled high with cards that need to be packaged, as well as piles of random things. We have a really bad habit of letting this area become a landing strip for the odds and ends that are important but that don't have a home of their own, mostly paperwork and packaging materials. This has become particularly bad since the baby was born partially because Rosemary has been camping out on the new standing desk. It's a lot easier to get work done there while baby wearing and during naps, it's just those few steps further away from the studio bassinet making it less likely to wake her up.

Today we'll be cleaning up both areas. We need to set things up so that we keep these spaces reserved for paperwork and not turn them into a magnet for random papers and projects. Wish us luck!

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