FACT: I spend A LOT of time at the computer in my office.
ANOTHER FACT: If my desk isn’t clean & organized, I’m a basket-case.
For the past few weeks I’ve been tripping over boxes in order to check my email until FINALLY! I HAD ENOUGH. I slowly started organizing the space this past week. I spent a good 7 hours working in there yesterday while I was working from home and I’m pretty close to done. BUT! I want to wait until I’ve organized the inside of the closets and cabinets before I show the big reveal. I also need to make sure there are no more office boxes to unpack! That would be super tragic if there were!
Here’s a Before photo. It’s just been a place for me to dump stuff.
This was my plan of attack:
People who are High Straightenence like me LOVE to put books away.
I like to put all of my books on the shelf FIRST and then organize/adjust by height.
It calms the beast inside me.
You’ll see the end result in the reveal next week.
With that said… Lemme elaborate.
Always dust & clean off the bookshelves before you put books on them. That’s just common sense BUT I sometimes get the urge to settle into unpacking and organizing and then I think of my husband who always reminds me to DO IT RIGHT the first time around.
The KEY here is to empty out EVERYTHING. Even if there’s a box that is full of stuff you don’t want to deal with, it’s BEST to deal with it now. Sure, everything is going to be chaotic for awhile, but you have to really think about the stuff that you want to keep in your office.
EVALUATE!! Even though I purged a lot of stuff before we moved it, I found that there were many things I don’t want/need anymore.
While I was evaluating my stuff, here’s what went through my mind:
Do I want to keep this?
Can I make room for this?
If I don’t deal with this now, when will I deal with it?
I decided to put all of the tupperware containers away in the closet to see if they would fit. THEY DID! I plan on going back in sometime this week and organizing it. You’ll see that all next week.
Here are some interesting things I encountered while organizing:
-Not everything fits in the same way it used to in my old house. We had three large cabinets that I put all of my stuff in and I assumed that not my tupperware containers would fit in this ONE office cabinet. After going through all of my boxes I found out they did! Now I just need to organize everything in those containers…
-I don’t need all the organizing supplies I used before at my old house. This new office has an actual desk with CABINETS. No more using dressers to keep my supplies in. Nope! In the next week I hope to figure out what I will put in each cabinet.
-I have a TON of artwork from college that needs to be taken care of & art supplies I can donate to a few of my friends who are teachers.
Time for a break! I’m gonna bust my butt this week so I have something GOOD to show you!