Since we get so much stuff, and we frequently aren't sure where to put, it would be good to have a monthly triage of stuff. Which sounds far more technical than regular cleaning. In essence, we should endeavor to have an agreement in place to regularly have as many people as possible get together to clean up the space. This could be set to a recurring thing, like the 2nd saturday of every month, or an agreement that we will try and schedule a convenient day/evening each month.
While monthly seems like a good bet, once every two months could work as well if it resulted in a greater commitment of people.
We should strive to avoid the bigger events in RDU, since cleaning will likely be trumped by anything else.
See this pages's talk page for specific notes.
Below is a log of triage's that have happened.
Date: December 4th, 10am to 4:30pm.
In the first clean up, we managed to get all the piles of stuff put away and largely sorted. We picked through a number of the computers and winnowed out the ones that met pretty minimal system requirements. We added a set of cheap shelves to one side of the space, created a storage area, changed some of the layout, and got two more tall, shallow shelves against the columns in the space.