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Got a New Project! So I'm Decluttering the Office Storage Room....

April 8th, 2014 at 01:32 am

I really didn't think I'd get this project - but I am so pleased I did! It's for a new pavilion (for classes and weddings) and interpretive trails at our Audubon Preserve. I teamed up for the project with a landscape architect who I really admire (and she's very passionate about educational landscapes!).

Anyway, we'll need to sign the contract this week, so I have a few days to clean up the office, particularly the storage room which was really out of control.

I bought 6 boxes at U-Haul (total $22) which were the right size (12x12x24) to store plans. I've been going through every set of plans in the office, putting them in the boxes (which I stacked up in the corner) and inserting a label in them, as well as cataloging which plans are in which box. I should end up with a lot of space on the shelves (I hope so).

Plus I've tossed a ton of old fedex boxes and duplicate plans as well as some design-stage plans which I don't need to keep once projects are complete.

The next step is to toss a bunch of old samples. Samples go out of date quickly; they introduce new colors/patterns/etc. I can give them to a school (they love stuff like that for art projects).

I hope to be done with all of this by tomorrow afternoon so that I can finish up another project (should be fast) and then start the Audubon next week.

I just like a nice clean, organized office so that I can think clearly.

3 Responses to “Got a New Project! So I'm Decluttering the Office Storage Room....”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Great progress on your decluttering!

  2. snafu Says:

    Wonderful to pass on samples to school for crafts. Controlling current samples for quick and easy retrieval is a major challenge. We do something similar with projects developed on a large flip chart to re-use lay-out ideas that worked particularly well. You might like the larger sized reusable Post-it flags as the sticky bit keeps each roll in place with date and brief identifier for speedy retrieval without damaging the paper.

    How did your refurbished office kitchenette work out?

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Great job decluttering and congrats on the new project!

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