For some time, I have realized that I spend so much time working on my laptop that it would be better for my back and my health in general if I had a standing computer desk. That way I could stand up when I use the laptop. I looked on the internet for one but it didn’t take long to determine that they cost more than I was willing to pay, i.e. $100-200.
I decided to create my own standing desk by putting three small tables on top of each other with a piece of plywood in-between each section. I used it for most of the year, but eventually tired of having something so unsightly in my living room.
Two months ago, I was at a friend’s house and saw his standing computer desk. My eyes lit up. It was exactly what I had been looking for, and he had purchased it for only $36! I soon discovered that the price had gone up since he bought his, but I was still able to buy one for $46 plus tax. (In obtaining the link for this post, I noticed that the price has increased again.) Now, while I work, I can stand when I want to stand and sit when I want to sit. I love it!
Purchasing the computer desk was an accomplishment, but it wasn’t the biggest one. For as long as I can remember, my dining room table has been covered with clutter. There is the mail, Sanskrit homework, info for the monthly newsletter I write, bills, the laptop, items I need to write posts, and a whole lot more. I generally push things to the side when I need space to eat, or since I live alone, I just eat elsewhere. The rest of the house isn’t a mess but the dining room table sure has been.
Having the computer desk has made all the difference in the world. After I put the desk together, I cleaned the dining room table and it has stayed completely free of clutter ever since. If I put items on it during the day, then I remove them shortly thereafter.
With all the clutter removed, I can see how scarred the table is, but that is a job for another day. For now I’m going to celebrate the accomplishment of having a clean table and a clean dining room!
Written for Weekly Photo Challenge: Accomplishment