While cooking some festive meals this week, I managed to clear out a lot of old clutter from both of my desks. Over time, a desk can become a catch-all for everything from reading material to monthly bills or receipts from daily transactions. Eventually, a big cleaning project must be put into effect.
As the picture shows before starting the cleaning project, this long oak desk is buried under books and papers with notes from projects or future plans.
The roll-top desk was even more cluttered!
By the end of Christmas day I had successfully tidied things up enough to reveal the handsome wood under all that rubble.
I can not guarantee how long this pristine condition will remain, but I will admit without reservation it looks much nicer after cleaning and organizing.
In addition to the long overdue year end housecleaning I spent time in the kitchen preparing a few nice meals for the holiday season. Cooking for only Mom and myself is a little boring, but holidays are a good time to eat well.
I am going to need to work hard to lose the extra pounds I gained this winter!