Wednesday, August 31, 2011

There's no place like home

About 15cm worth of old papers burned for heat!
In our old office, there was no room for the filing cabinet (bought at a bargain price when Intel NZ made us all redundant and closed up shop).

It was also closed with plastic baby safety locks.

Not surprisingly, we filed things elsewhere and let the papers in the filing cabinet get old and outdated.

With our new office downstairs came new inspiration!

The top tray is so loaded it has bent.
Cleaning out, moving out

I lightened the load of old paper with all its memories: old technical writing newsletters, history of a successful NIMBY protest against a heliport, old old bank statements...

Then I took out all the folders and instructed the rest of the team to haul the cabinet to its new home right by my new standing desk.  For the first time since we moved to this house, the filing cabinet is actually in our office! Now there's a real chance we'll use it properly.

We still have some catching up to do on the filing.  The next step is to relabel folders so they match our current life.

And when the filing's all done, the filing cabinet will do double duty as a solid step up to access the door to our underfloor space.

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