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IKEA and nesting

IKEA and nesting

I have a p-touch labler and I am not afraid to use it.

I have a p-touch labler and I am not afraid to use it.

I’m working from home now, and I think I like it. I get to talk to people via phone and chat during the work day, and not having to commute is a major plus. Sure, I miss office camaraderie, but the pluses WAY outweigh the minuses.

I don’t have pictures yet, but I am in the process of shifting things around in my office. To help with this, I went to IKEA and bought a couple of furniturey things. One was an “As Is” kitchen cart that’s easy to move to put beside my desk to hold my laptop so I can have a square of free desk space. The other is a storage thing I can use to put other things in (like my spare bag collection – handbags, totebags, duffels.) I’m also, GASP!, getting rid of some of the bags I don’t see myself using anymore. Gave some to my pal Melissa, the rest will be sent off to My Sister’s Place thrift shop here in Ansonia.

I will label things with my p-touch labeler (as pictured).

Right now I am debating on whether I can safely (with a modicum of swearing) set up the storage unit. Mainly because Edmund is sleeping so he can get up early to work. My instinct is no, which means I should probably go upstairs and tackle more of the kitchen stuff I wanted to do before our landlord arrives on Monday (to fix a problem with our kitchen light.) I want to project a pastiche of “we clean our apartment periodically.”

One thing about working from home, or WFH if you don’t want to type a bunch of letters, I find I am inclined to do more “housework” at times. Not so much so Edmund would particularly notice, but it is more on my radar.

If I don’t put together the storage thing, I might just cook something. Maybe a pumpkin pie? I have a hankering. Maybe tomorrow.

Oh. Yes. I mentioned IKEA. So on Thursday I popped over to IKEA after work (we’re only a half hour away), with the intention of purchasing a desk addendum. And then I thought of that corner of my office near my clothes that has been two weird storage things that don’t work overflowing with miscellaneous bags. I decided to ditch the weird things and purchase a 2×2 storage bookshelf-type thing for that area. On a whim I did. I figured it would fit. When I got home I checked out the area. There’s a utility door on that wall, instead of being a little over two feet up, it’s a little over one foot up, so the 2×2 would not work. I kept it in my car, and today Edmund and I went back to return it. And I bought a 4×1 unit. which is longer, and I might have to move stuff around for it, but I think it will end out being a better unit for me.

If I can get my office to not look like early hoarder I’ll share pix.