Photos of untidy home offices

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  1. J says:

    Oh god. That keyboard. Holy fuck. No.

  2. J says:

    Oh god. That keyboard. Holy fuck. No.

  3. esquire says:

    Wow – I can’t tell you how much better I feel about my living conditions after seeing those.

  4. I honestly think we need a third “Oh god. That keyboard. Holy fuck. No.”

  5. but they listen to Bauhaus… so everything’s okay

  6. Lurking_Grue says:

    Oh god. That keyboard. Holy fuck. No.

  7. Sten Turpin says:

    Honestly, there’s no excuse for that. It’s 2012, ditch that CRT. 

  8. Missy Pants says:

    ….why are so many of them in crawl spaces? Like seriously… W.T.F.!!!?
    Also, “Oh god. That keyboard. Holy fuck. No.”

    And, and, and, and, … I’ve seen Hoarders enough times to know what that gross looking garbage can beside the desk was covered with; hint – it ain’t chocolate.

  9. voiceinthedistance says:

    Just when you start to feel bad about yourself, something like this comes along.  Speaking of “Oh god.  That Keyboard.  Holy fuck. No.” . . . I think I spotted a couple of multipurpose keyboard/ashtrays.  I would think that the person with all of the cigarette butts in front of their keyboard would be easy to spot on the street:  look for the forearms covered in ash stains.

  10. el_rey_misterioso says:

    Japanese squatters?

  11. Samsa says:

    Untidy is not the word. Some of these look like serial killer lairs or sets from Hoarders.

  12. royaltrux says:

    Thank god there is no smell tag in HTML 5!

  13. This is where that improved version of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs comes from. The one with “INTERNET” scrawled across the bottom, underneath food, air etc

  14. blueelm says:

    Ok. Some of these people look like squatters, impoverished people, or homeless people making the best of it. Some look like people with little furniture. Hasn’t everyone had at least one point in there life where they had a computer on a box on the floor? The one with the bed setup, home-made rack mounting, and cat actually looks like a clever down-to-basics type of person with little aesthetic sense. 

    And the rest look like hoarders and scenes from my worst nightmares. Oh the horror of all that rotting food and…. bottles of pee? Cigarette ash? I feel ill. How could you put your hands on there to type? How how how? I need gloves just looking at it. “Oh god. That Keyboard. Holy fuck. No.”

    • Itsumishi says:

      I agree, whilst some of these are “oh god that’s fucking disgusting how can people live in such filth” plenty of others are more like “ok, there’s a tidy room without much furniture”.

      The one of the bed and rack, I’m guessing that is someone with a serious back problem or other health reason. That’s plain ingenuity.

  15. hughstimson says:

    Guess which one is Woz’s old office.

  16. I have to say, some of those show an impressive dedication to smoking.  Now I’m off to clean my office, thanks BoingBoing.

  17. Bryson B. says:

    This was on reddit, taken from a 4chan thread.

  18. tylerdurden says:

    In what universe does a TV and a Gamecube constitute a home office?

  19. Children’s sheets with Marvel super hero names on them being hung as curtains?  In that office?  No way!

  20. lasermike026 says:

     Front page pic, I think I know the guy.

  21. EH says:

    What, no Joe Franklin?

  22. I_of_Horus says:

    Some look staged (no, really? yes, really!)

  23. Terry Frost says:

    Dunno about the office, but I love the curtains.

  24. Baanrit says:

    It’s like some of these people have never heard of the concept of an ashtray and/or emptying it. . .

  25. The monitor almost eclipsed by post-its is actually part of a series of miniatures called “Barbie Trashes Her Dream House.” It’s dang impressive. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/03/barbie-trashes-her-dreamh_n_1181663.html#s585788&title=The_Living_Room 

  26. Chuck says:

    Holy crap.

    I’m civilized.

    (In comparison.)

  27. Ladyfingers says:

    It’s gross and all, but that repurposed hospital bed is quite inspiring once you see past the filth.

  28. Vladi says:

    And I tought I was messy :-/
    Talk about basement dwellers….

  29. Ya, most of those looked like squatter pads. Still, they all make my apartment look like the Hilton.

  30. Ben_R_R says:

    I’m glad my room doesn’t look like that… Yessiree no mounds of empty Canada Dry bottles here…

    “Hey! Who filled the recycling bin with Canada Dry bottles?!”

    Whoops, gotta go!

  31. Mister44 says:

    I would swear #6 down is my old friends bed room. It was nightmare inducing. 

  32. ilikesoccer says:

    My house is as bad if not worse.  I am sitting next to a pile of pizza boxes taller than me.  If I shake the pile, roaches run out.

  33. pjcamp says:

    Somebody really likes their Mountain Dew in other-brand bottles.

    That *is* Mountain Dew, isn’t it?

    Oh, and also, “Oh god. That keyboard. Holy fuck. No.”

  34. ldobe says:

    First reaction:  *Shudders*

    Then my leg bumps into the full-to-the-brim five-gallon bucket of sunflower hulls.  Quitting smoking leaves the keyboard tidier, but is gonna kill me with sodium poisoning……

    Garbage night tonight.

  35. acerplatanoides says:

    Not everyone’s mom has a full basement, apparently.

  36. gwailo_joe says:

    The anime otaku dungeon actually looks ok to me…at least it’s organized and not covered in filth.  The ‘GET OUT’ and other illegible wall scrawlings add a certain noirish aspect that I can appreciate…

    But some of the others…Holy Mary Mother Of God: that’s some impressive foulness right there.

    Empty your goddamn ashtrays!!!  And…locate a drain. Ugh.

  37. CastanhasDoPara says:

    Just. Wow.

  38. Dennis Smith says:

    I feel so sick after seeing that. My eyes need sterilising.

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