Sunday, August 30, 2009

Organize Your Space! 1 Week Series and Workshop - AFTER



I signed up to participate in the Organize Your Space! 1 Week Series and Workshop going on over at The Double Dipped Life. I chose to work on my computer desk area. This is the before picture. It wasn't in bad shape, but, it did need some decluttering and reorganizing. Before, the top of the desk seemed to be a catch-all for magazines and papers. Whenever I needed to reload paper into my printer, I would have to dig it out from underneath the magazines.



This is the after photo. I removed the magazines and made myself go through many of them and throw out the ones I didn't want anymore. Then, I bought a few desk accessories - a paper tray (to hold printer paper and notebook paper for the kids' homework), a small mail sorter, and a box to hold paper clips, pocket dictionary and thesaurus, etc. We also have a shelf next to the computer desk that holds our DVDs. I went through those as well and ended up taking about 15-20 DVDs to sell at Half Price Books. How nice is that? Declutter AND make a little cash.



Last, I added a few "autumn" touches to brighten things up - a colorful pot with some fall berries and a small candle. That's it. Quick and simple, but, much more usable.

~Thanks to Krista at The Double Dipped Life for hosting this workshop~

6 comments:

The Double Dipped Life said...

Thank you for sharing! Your desk looks amazing! I love that just a little elbow grease can get so much done.

I'll be posting my after pic soon, so will add yours as well!

Thanks again!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

it looks great! I need a desk so badly...

Bob and Jenn Peacock said...

That looks great! I really need to do something like that!

Fifi Flowers said...

You remind moi... I need to straighten up my office!

Pamela M. Kramer said...

It's official you are now my hero.

Lacie E. said...

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