I Need More Storage Space

Yes, I definitely need more space for all this office stuff. At least that was my first thought as I looked around my office on the weekend. Even though I cleared out a few bookshelves recently, there’s just not enough room in here for all the remaining books, files, computers, printers, gadgets, project binders, and penguins.

So, I thought about a trip to Home Depot, to buy a shelving unit that would make better use of the corner space, and maybe hide some of the tangle of wiring.

Fortunately, I came to my senses and realized that the problem isn’t storage space. The problem is stuff.

  • Do I really need those notes from projects I worked on in 1995. (No, I’m not exaggerating.)
  • Why am I keeping those disks for CorelDraw 7? I haven’t installed it on my past 4 machines.
  • When was the last time I used a floppy disk? And why do I have all those boxes of them in the storage closet?

Fire Up the Shredder

This week I’ll be keeping the shredder busy, as I clear the file drawers and storage boxes of old documents. The old floppy disks and CDs with client information will have to stay for now, until I figure out a way to securely dispose of them.

Any ideas on how to get rid of them? My shredder is only designed for paper, so maybe I’ll have to buy one of those fancy new ones that eats anything.

In the meantime, if you need me, I’ll be under that pile of paper in the corner. And don’t worry, the penguins are safe.

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2 Responses

  1. Hazel says:

    CDs, and if necessary DVDs, can be scoured with the sort of metal scourer you use for cleaning the pots!
    Floppy disks can be broken apart and the innards removed. The metal centre bits can be made into ear-rings if you’re the “crafty” type! And the CDs make smashing ornaments (but I’ve never managed to make a penguin out of one).

  2. Thanks Hazel! Destroying all those CDs and floppy disks sounds like a good project for a snowy day this winter. And if I manage to make a penguin I’ll let you know!

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