A Standing Desk

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How I love the cleaning and reorganizing of the first days of a new year. A couple days ago I spent some concentrated time in the sunroom where I’ve been writing. I showed you the space on New Year’s Day, but I did not show you the other side of the room, which, in the cold months, becomes a dumping ground for items with no home.

At the first sign of snow, the outdoor cushions get stashed here. Furniture that must be moved to make way for the Christmas tree ends up here as well, along with random items as diverse as birdhouses and remote control trucks and empty picture frames.

But on New Year’s Day I cleaned it all out and came up with this.

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The reason I focused on this area is because my husband and I have been considering the merits of standing desks. It occurred to me earlier in the week that the “pull-down thing,” which is the technical term my husband and I use for any door with hinges on the bottom, would make a perfect standing desk were it accessible.

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And it turns out I was right. Just put up the seat bottom of the old pew from my grandmother’s church and pull down the desktop and voila! Now we can easily move from the sitting desk on the south end of the room to the standing one on the north end of the room.

Don’t you just love finding the easy solutions you didn’t know you already had?

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