No, not like that. I haven't had to clean out a desk from a job in almost eleven years. I meant that I cleaned out my actual desk where I sit to type this post now. This desk:
OMG, I hadn't organized that one little bitty drawer since well before we moved here two years ago. I just kept stuffing things in there. Things I wanted to save, notes I needed for one reason or another. Knickknacks and bric-a-brac.
I began taking the front stuff out piece by piece and making piles. Stuff I needed to keepsake, stuff I needed to file, WTF stuff. I got to the bottom of that part and then made little piles of the detritus I found there - hardware stuff, coinage, paper clips, 'what the heck is that'.
The back part of the drawer was a tad easier. It was lined with CD-ROMs and diskettes. I still have a copy of Windows 98 in there. The software for a printer I gave away years ago sits there, too. I have software I know damn well won't work on this system that I set aside for giving to the thrift store. (Hey, maybe someone out there still runs old Windows. You don't know they don't.) I also found the CDs of stock images, animated GIFs, fonts, etc. from my old web design days. Oh lord, they suck so hard compared to the capabilities we have today. The only thing worth anything now is a CD of fonts I'm keeping.
With that cleaned, I tackled this little metallic holder thingie I have. More detritus. But hey, I had like $3 in change in there.
Then I went through my pens and discarded every single one that no longer writes. Then I did a Disk Cleanup on my computer and ran scandisk. I was going to defrag, but the computer said I didn't need to, so I wandered off in search of other things to do. I think it was the floors.
Then I dusted everything thoroughly. My workspace hasn't been this clean in years. It's kinda off-putting, if you ask me.
Oh, the things we do when our routines get cornfuzzled up. Hubs - he sorted through eleven years worth of digital photos on his hard drive and put them into categories. I tried doing that, too, but I got bored. I didn't want to do anything on my computer if I couldn't do my internet stuff. :harrumph:
What would you do with two days of forced separation from the internet?