the new organizer
When I moved into this house, I put the twelve cardboard boxes (the reams of copy paper type) of mushroom kitchen items down at either side of the computer desk and have been using them -- six on one side, four on the other -- as printer and scanner and catch-all surfaces. You have no clue how much dust collected as a result... I claim that my dust bunny evolved past dust rhino phase and went directly to dust mastadon.
So I went in search this morning for some kind of table, cabinet, shelving, anything that was the right color and size (at least 20" deep because of the scanner, at least 25" wide because of the printer next to the scanner). Not as easy a task as it seems because most furniture that is the right width is 13" deep, and most furniture that is the right depth is 39" wide -- and the space between the computer and the closet door isn't.
So after Cost Plus and Pier 1 failed me (valiant efforts upon their sales staff to come up with a solution, bless them) and the As-Is department of the La-Z-Boy store could only offer a 24"x24" piece for $25 that didn't come with the lower shelf, I wound up at Target assessing every last item, and this one (30" wide by 19" deep) fit the bill.