Sunday, January 11, 2009


UPDATE! I've been blogged about!!! OMG! I feel so proud! I was featured on Unclutterer as the Workspace of the Week!

Check it out here!!!!

For the past two weekends, I've tackled a project each Sunday. Last Sunday was getting my closet organized. This Sunday it was all about getting my desk organized. I get angry when I can't find something I'm looking for. My desk was a combination of magazine/mail/general clutter. And with me trying to get into this whole photography and Etsy shop deal, I needed a clean, organized workspace.

So then I started browsing through Pottery Barn's website to get inspired. I already have a great desk to begin with, and I just needed a little guidance on what to do. I thought about what I had already, organizing wise, so I wouldn't have to go out and spend any more than I honestly needed to. Something I knew that I needed was a new printer stand. I had this older busted file cabinet with absolutely no storage space for my things. It needed to have storage drawers as well as room for files. My desk currently has space for drop files. I've never used them for that. They've had crap like binders and junk mail in them for the past few years. Taking all of this into consideration, I got to work.

I had to sort through the entire pile of junk first. I had receipts from electronics from 2004, ones I didn't even have anymore! I found old car papers, random photos, high school essays. Seriously? Why do I even have this anymore?! I ended up throwing out 2 huge paper bags full, not to mention the documents I shredded.

The after...... is so worth it. It's pleasing to the eye, I feel like I can actually get some work done here. My things are so neatly organized and laid out. So now I present you with some before and after shots !


daddylikeyblog said...

That is truly amazing! Want to come do my desk next?

GatorGirlintheCity said...

That looks terrific! Congrats on all your hard work!!

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

Nice job! Love the blue accents, the bowls are beautiful!

Missus Wookie said...

Gorgeous after shots - really like the daisies :)

Dream Mom said...

Nice job. I really like the baskets. They add an organic feel to the space and they make it look organized and professional.

The best part about your project, was that you identified your needs (more storage and room for files)and your goals prior to purchasing anything.

Great job!

Amy said...

I tried to comment earlier...not sure if it didn't work or what...but love this project and was wondering if you could share your sources. Where did you find that cute printer stand with the baskets? And where is the great desk/hutch from?


Christie said...

OMG thank you all!!

Amy: The desk/hutch was actually bought at Wal-Mart in 2005. Now the printer stand complete with baskets came from Pier One about 3 weeks ago. I am still in love with it!

All About Food said...

Oh, this is impressive. Makes me want to dig into the mess on my desk. Maybe tomorrow:)

ann said...

I really love your whole look. It has such a warm feel and looks like you could really keep it organized. I am definitely doing mine now!

Anny said...

What an inspiring makeover. I can't believe you had two trashbags full of paper in the old config though! That stuff piles up!

Carrie said...

wow! i am so inspired to clean up my desk now

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