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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lounge : : My Desk (before & after)



Most of the time, I show you peeks of my home once they've been properly organized and assembled. But after my desk became humorously disgusting, I needed to show somebody. It used to house my computer; now that I have a laptop, I'm free to blog from the couch and use my desk as a catch-all.



I began the laborious process of cleaning this mess by sorting out the junk into piles. As I separated items into categories (bills & statements, office supplies, photos & cards, jewelry) I tossed what I didn't need. This made placing everything into their proper locations easier: papers filed into a binder, receipts slipped into a pouch, cards tucked into a shoebox, office supplies pulled together, and photo prints pushed into a cardboard envelope for safekeeping.







My desk is now more accessible, not to mention pleasing to the eye! It is, after all, the first thing one sees when entering the front door of my apartment. Do you have any office organization tips or tricks?

16 comments:

  1. Looks great!

    I'm terrible at organizing but for me the magic keyword to keep things tidy is: baskets!
    The baskets themselves are untidy (I have no idea what is in them) but the rest of my room looks tidy :D

    Cotton Candy

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  2. I try to keep everything in drawers and shelves and OFF my desk. I like to keep all work surfaces clear. Since my computer desk and my craft table and all of my art supplies stay in my bedroom, it's prettier to keep surfaces really organized and clear of clutter...makes it feel more like a bedroom and less like an everything room.

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  3. Ugh I hate it when it gets to that point, too overwhelming. But lately I have been better at not letting it get that far.

    Veronica

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  4. bahaha. I share a double desk with my sister in our shared bedroom, we just set it up recently and it has yet to look neat and pretty- she has stuff piled high, my side lacks organization she hasn't set up her lamp.... its a mess- I need to get my next paycheck so I can pay for bins and such to organize my stuff- right now all my important stuff is in a dresser drawer... I'm thinking plastic file cabinet under desk... or neat little bins separated by category... I also need poster putty to put up my decorations and white board and such. can't wait to be fully organized. We've been temporarily distracted by my mom's stuff- love your transformation though!

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  5. The problem with my desk is that there are no drawers. But it was $5 and has lasted two years thus far, so I really can't complain. :)

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  6. Nice work! I never ever ever work upstairs at my desk.... I work from the dining room table. That way I have room to spread out, but when I we have people over I am forced to clean (which is a good thing, I can only imagine what the table would look like if I were allowed to treat it always as my desk!

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  7. i share a double desk with my bf and my big rule is nothing on the surface but laptops. i am considering shelves above the desk for storage of art supplies and such.

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  8. Oh my gosh, it looks so nice!! I actually rarely use my desk. I tend to use our dining room table most often!

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  9. Good job.
    I am washing all the curtains in the house, and I so regret having started, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  10. the after definitely looks better ;)
    it took me seven and a half hours to clear my room up last week so you can imagine how messy that was!
    lovely blog x

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  11. I live for organization. I'll snap a picture and show my dek/office area one of these days on my blog. I'd love to have that giant lollipop in the last photo. xoxo

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  12. i'm such a horrible organizer! I wish you could come to my room and organize it :P that would be awesome :D

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  13. Excellent job lady! Want to come get me organized? Ha!

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  14. Oh what a mess it was :D ! You really did a great job :D !

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  15. I feel like I've been going through papers forever! At work and at home
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

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