I had workspaces in the back of my mind when I came across the photo, above, in a McCall’s Magazine from 1964. The article describes how Mrs. Leinsdorf does all of her bill paying, shopping list making, letter writing, and all of her other household management tasks from the Italian desk shown in the photo. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that her workspace is a bit too fussy for me. But it did make me wonder why I haven’t created an inviting workspace that I can call my own. Most of the time, I’m having to work around The Mister’s art accoutrements to even find our “for now” desk (we had to leave our beautiful office suite in California–we donated it to a local nonprofit that needed it) and all of our household management tools are on his Windows-based computer.
Our home office is not very inviting to me right now so I put off doing tasks that are designed to keep the household running smoothly–even though these tasks would only take a few minutes each day to complete.
I think it is time to make the office a little more inviting and create some space for me, too.
Where do you do your household management?