We got new carpet here at Baltimore magazine. It was long overdue and much needed—but we had to empty our office completely for the task. Most folks only had a few things to move around. For me—it was like moving out of your house. Magazines, props, a ridiculous amount of books and all the goodies that get sent me had to be boxed up and moved to the conference room. Luckily, I have two very strong and capable interns who took over for their pregnant boss. It felt good to purge a lot of stuff that I don't actually use but that's been collecting dust in my office for four years.
Here are some things I learned about myself in the move:
1) I have every Anthropologie catalogue every mailed to me. I can't part with them.
2) I hoard magazines—especially the ones no longer published (Blueprint, Domino, Cookie)
3) It feels good to be organized.
4) I hope I never have to leave this job and box everything up again!