Our office isn't exactly a pig sty, but it is a bit of a mess. There are random papers from any time in the last 10 years in random places. Filing cabinets have all sorts of arbitrary stuff in them (kettles and old telephone handsets). And stuff in plastic bags.
There are two rooms. A reception room and an inner room. The inner room has two desks, one of which has a nice computer on it. The other desk is obviously the boss's desk. I've found myself sitting at the desk with the computer, because I am more at home with it than is Rev Mathiti. I cleaned it out a bit, so that I had space to work. But I am only there two mornings of the week. While I am gone things get dumped on the desk and things that I am working with get moved. So I don't leave anything there anymore and if I'm working with church papers I bring them home to keep them 'safe'.
But I realised that the working environment was getting to me. It's partly that I don't really have very much to do, but it's also difficult for me not having my 'own space'. So this morning I allocated myself an hour and tidied up the reception room. I threw out the old papers that were meaningless. Put others in a filing cabinet. Moved the old pc into a corner and took a wet cloth for a walk. So, now I have declared that MY office. If anybody dumps something there, I feel I can move it, because I have rescued space that wasn't being used. I can set up my own laptop and work on it. It looks much better and I was much happier this morning.
Now, I hope that everything stays as I left it until tomorrow morning.