I Have a Wicked Mess Where My Desk Is Supposed to Be

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    At the office my desk was recognizable from afar for the big heap of paper topping it defiantly, slowly growing to ever more dangerous heights.  At home my desk is not a fixed place. Approximately six tables are in use. One of them is in my study but...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    Dec 9, 2010

    Two Heaps..

    where my desk are ment to be...my desk at home and my desk at work are both terrible. i cringe everytime i look at the one at home, i cant escape it..its in my living room tucked away in the corner.....the one in work i dont stress over too much....:)
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 30, 2007

    Happy Clearing

    I'm clearing it now, but, hooray!!! I saw desk only 10 minutes ago!! This could mean I'm close to finishing!! But, I'm probably going to have to do some more tomorrow. That means I'll have to get up early tomorrow...........someone kill me....
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Nov 17, 2007


    My laptop is on a baker's rack in the kitchen...There are overflowing baskets on the shelves with ''stuff''...papers, pens, electronic gadgets, wires, old cards with addresses, notebooks with passwords, extra packages of printer ink. Along with the laptop are my mouse, an...
    allycat419 allycat419
    46-50, F
    Aug 23, 2008

    I Don't Even Know Where to Begin!

    My desk is such a mess that i don't even know where to start tyding or cleaning. i've got CD's, empty bottles, plates and dirty cuttlery, paper, sweetie wrappers. the list is endless... and i might need a whole new experience for the state of my room! LOL!
    Nelroy Nelroy
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2008

    Can't Even Sit There...

    My desk is overtaking my office. I can't even sit in the chair today because I have papers stacked on it. Help my desk has taken over my life.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    10 Responses Jun 25, 2008

    I Have A Desk?

    My desk is so covered with paper from so many projects that I wonder if a desk is still under the paper. The only reason I know it does is because of the drawers. The stacks and piles of paper hide normal desktop fixtures like my phone, my stapler, etc. And if I put anything...
    GuavaberryKisses GuavaberryKisses
    31-35, F
    Jan 14, 2012

    Messy? Nah, Creative!!

    Phones, lighters, cigarettes, ash tray, paper, multitude of pens, paper, computer, photos, snacks, coffee. My mind is always active. I am a complex being and I love it....when someone "cleans up" just because it annoys them, I feel violated.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Aug 26, 2008


    Bills, post it notes, 2 monitors, 2 keyboards, 2 mice, papers, more bills, ashtray, media adapter, old camera, fishing stuff, ski wax, 'toys', empty CF packages, a mic, lense caps, money, change, more change, even more change, receipts, tools, pens, pencils, nail clippers...
    anteye anteye
    41-45, M
    Nov 27, 2006

    It Can't Be Helped

    First of all, I should explain that I am from Massachusetts. Here, the greatest compliment you could give (30 years ago, at least) is that it is "wicked awesome." For those not from around these parts, wicked does not imply evil intention, it is simply an intensifier. Almost...
    accomplice accomplice
    46-50, M
    Apr 11, 2012

    There Is Gold In These Here Piles

      Last year I found a card with an old woman in an apartment which is piles of books and papers. Inside it says  " I bought you a lovely gift  if I can find where I put it". I sent it to  my daughter for her birthday. She came to visit me a month...
    eyesthefuture eyesthefuture
    51-55, M
    Jun 15, 2008


    My desk is completely cluttered. It is covered with so much crap, it looks more like a garbage can than a desk. But I don't mind it. I seem to focus better in mess than I do in neat environments.
    ItchyWitch82 ItchyWitch82
    26-30, F
    Jul 8, 2010

    It Doesn't Matter What I Do Or Hown Much I Try

    My desk is a mess. Papers, pens, date books, camera, scotch tape, dictionary" that I need to use more often" , calender, phone charger, chap stick, rolladex, cd's phone, lamp, pictures, throphys, radio, mail, coasters, post its. That's at a glance too. No telling what...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia
    41-45, M
    8 Responses Nov 18, 2007

    Do You Really Want to Know About the Mess That Is My Desk?

    We-ell. Around 10 books, but that's a given. A bottlecap from a juice bottle I got a week ago. A lock for a locker I had in grade 9. Broken headphones that were too damn expensive anyway, so I'm keeping them. A mini Beethoven action figure. A half-inch tall...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2008

    it's either perfect with everything lined up at

    right angles and color coded labels, or it looks like an atom bomb hit an office supply store. nothing in between.
    goodwitchofthenorth goodwitchofthenorth
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2016

    My Desk Needs An Intervention

      I dont eat at my desk, I just drink coffee, but anything else you can imagine that is not related to food stuffs you can find here today. My daughter´s markers, christmas ribbon, wrapping paper, glue, scotch tape, several pairs of scissors , a lighter, assorted...
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses Dec 23, 2008

    Just a Little Space Left..

    there's always some little space left.. to do homework.. but it's not more space than a book needs.. so it's not really comfortable to do homework.. but i don't care.. so what keeps my desk from actually being a desk? books for school, meds against allergy, a latin dictionary...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 17, 2007

    Messy Desk

    I have a big desk which is no good cause the bigger the space, the more it gets cluttered.  At this moment, my desk is messy, the more I clean up and try to be organised the more it become messier...I hate it!  :(
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 3, 2010


    My desk always looks like a rathole. I wish I could find a system that I could actually stick with to keep myself more organized.
    summertime summertime
    31-35, F
    Dec 13, 2006


    Thats what my desk is... a conglomeration of crap that has accumulated over the span of 4 years. The stuff I go through the most is on top... if I need something I havn't seen in a while its gonna take atleast 3 days to find it. I have about 30 books separated by catagory in the...
    Xeno Xeno
    26-30, M
    Jul 3, 2007


    I know I'm messy. My version is that I manage by piles. That's actually pretty true. The problem is that I get too many piles going to really manage them. Does anyone have a good suggestion for keeping multiple projects (with multiple files each) managed?
    nottoomuch nottoomuch
    51-55, M
    Jan 8, 2010
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