How you keep your desk says a lot about you, so we've upped the workspace ante and declared war. Involving loads of desks. From freelancers, students and job-hunters right through to butchers and novelists, everyone has a place they call Work and nobody is safe from our desklust.
Each fortnight we'll be getting snaps of your desks and bringing in an expert for analysis and scoring purposes. The winner will be given the prize of a better, more organised and fulfilling life (maybe) although a lot is to be said for the artistic creative desk.
To start us off, we pitted Go Think Big's two staff writers Natalie and, erm, me against one another, and the results were upsetting. Mainly because I lost. And we haven't even brought the expert in yet.
1. Overspill from Stevie's desk.
2. A board marker for writing ideas on the whiteboard wall.
3. Hair bobbles in Go Think Big colours (this was accidental. No it really was!)
4. Post-it note for Facebook.
5. Post-it note for Twitter.
6. A pen.
7. A notebook (complete with a pen in case the aforementioned pen runs out).
1. A keyring with no key on it.
2. A communist badge removed from a hat as I didn't realise it was a communist badge at the time of wearing.
3. Important tax forms I haven't looked at in three weeks.
5. A glass of water.
6. A just-finished bowl of eaten oat bran.
7. A tastecard application form.
8. A pair of scissors and multivitamins (important not to get the two confused).
9. Unread copy of Time Out.
10. I lost my notebook, so this is today's things-to-do drawn on paper taken from the communal printer.
11. My laptop.
12. A pen I stole from the bank.
13. A coathanger (I don't know where this came from)
14. A pile of papers that have been here since before I started the job and I've never looked at them.
15. The Life of Pi on top of Some Old Tissues.
16.Change left over from a burrito I had three days ago.
17. Postit that says nothing.
18. An attempt to work out a statistic.
19. A whiteboard eraser.
20.Clothes left over from a fashion shoot that sometimes I change into half way through the day when feeling flash.
There's no point putting this to a vote, or analysing it beyond "Well done Natalie. Stevie probably needs to sort her life out". Look at the extraneous papers, the old tissues despite the fact the bin is less than a metre away, the badge depicting communism. Check out Natalie's stellar use of post-its and the almost zen-like marriage of clean lines and free space. It's a beautiful thing to behold. I'm crying.
Suffice to say there's a clear winner, but does your desk give Natalie's a run for its money? Or, god forbid, mine? Next time we're bringing in the experts.
Desk Wars is coming for you.