January. 31 days. Chelle’s home office organized. Is it possible? Join us on this 31 day organizing journey!! You can do anything for 31 days right?
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Day 24 – Assignment: Move Furniture Around
One of my kid’s favorite things to do while purging, cleaning and organizing their room is to move the furniture around. It makes the whole process exciting for them.
I thought Chelle would feel the same way. In my mind I envisioned us moving her office furniture all over. Maybe 4 different arrangements. Taking pictures of each as we go. Maybe even having our readers vote on their favorite.
Then, she looked at me during our meeting in the morning and said, “Tracy, I know you want to move the furniture around. But, I don’t.” Or something like that. She went on to say something like she likes her desk facing the wall and it won’t work any other way…cords will be sticking out…no…you really don’t know what looks good. Etc. Etc.
Its those times in a friendship that you remain calm and try to understand their viewpoint. After all it is HER office and she has to sit in it and work. She is the one who knows what she likes.
We went up to her office to find a different assignment. I think she felt like she might have stifled my dreams so she asked one last time, “What were you saying you wanted to do again?” I explained what I thought might work. She told me that she didn’t like that idea (at least I think I heard her say that).
Hesitantly, because I didn’t want to force her to do anything or be overbearing, I said, “Well we could move the desk JUST to see what it would look like??”
It was funny because she said, “Okay” reluctantly. Probably because she didn’t want to be too mean to me. So, we started moving the desk. I saw this big pile of cords and thought to myself, “Is this really worth it. She is not going to like it and then I will have to try and get all these cords back…” I think I saw her roll her eyes right then.
We moved the desk, putting aside our doubts, and stepped back.
What about if we did this??? We moved something else.
Chelle sat in the chair. Hmmm…
Did she like it or was she just trying to be nice?
Yeah, it does look kinda good!
Then, she got up and started dancing around in the chair cover with glee. She went on and on about what a great friend I was to push her just enough when she needed it!!!!
Action shots aren’t my forte! Dancing is definitely Chelle’s. 🙂
Who do you know that you could invite over to give the opportunity to change your life (or at least give you some furniture arrangement ideas)? Be daring. Try something new!
You’ll see the furniture arrangement on our final reveal!!! Only 7 days left… How are you doing in your office? Don’t you wish we were there with you? Everything is more fun with friends.