New Year’s Organizing Revolution: The Office

It’s done!

12 hours, $12.50, and lots of purging and dog hair later!

Done!

Let’s revisit the disaster that our office/craft room/playroom…

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AND NOW…

It’s beautiful. And sparse. And clean.

I didn’t realize how stifled I felt my creativity was until I cleaned everything out. But all that “stuff” seemed to clutter my head too! So after a huge purge and moving things out, I have this…

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This is my gift wrap station. I really liked how that was working, so it’s the only thing that didn’t change at all.

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Ahh, my mini fabric bolts. I love these!

And I love the cabinet they're in. The only thing I changed here was removing the wine rack from the top. Wine in a play room--maybe not the best idea! So that went to the top of the refrigerator. And now my copper plant goes on top of the cabinet until the weather is nice enough to go outside.

And I love the cabinet they’re in. The only thing I changed here was removing the wine rack from the top. Wine in a play room–maybe not the best idea! So that went to the top of the refrigerator. And now my copper plant goes on top of the cabinet until the weather is nice enough to go outside.

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This is our main landing zone. All the extras were moved out (we have lots of things that go to other people!). The white basket is things we might need for Emily while we’re out. The woven basket is gloves, hats, and scarves for Logan and me. In the bench are baskets for our shoes and a boot tray is over to the side.

Do you see how clean this desk is!!! We have w small file box with To Do, Done, and To Shred so papers don't clutter the desk. There's also a little calendar with Emily :-)

Do you see how clean this desk is!!! We have a small file box with To Do, Done, and To Shred so papers don’t clutter the desk. There’s also a little calendar with Emily 🙂

And perhaps the biggest change…

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Beautiful, organized, and clean

Beautiful, organized, and clean

From the top left, moving down:  spray paint and dog things, magazine file boxes (tutorial from A Bowl Full of Lemons), tissue paper and gift bags, fabric bolts and second sewing machine (on the floor). Center:  Etsy towels and felt, office supplies and scrapbook paper, project bins (one for each of us). Right:  paint, bread machine and cast iron pans, and extra bins (tools, office supplies, and craft supplies).

The bottoms of the center section and the right are completely empty so Emily has space for her toys…like the kitchen set I hope we’ll make for her first birthday. Empty. Did I mention that?

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So clean and organized!

A tub for each of our projects. I got 6 of these for $1.50!

A tub for each of our projects. I got 6 of these for $1.50! And the labels were $2.

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These magazine boxes are made from the tutorial from A Bowl Full of Lemons in yesterday’s Creative Collections. And the white post it notes were $1.

The stackable box cost $8. It holds things like paper clips,  thumbtacks, glue, and sticky notes. All labeled of course!

The stackable box cost $8. It holds things like paper clips, thumbtacks, glue, and sticky notes. All labeled of course!

You guys. I can’t tell you how great it feels to have this room look so fabulous. For the first time, I let Emily on the floor in there… Too bad the first thing she went for was the dog’s bowl.

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I’m linking up to The New Year’s Organizing Revolution. Don’t forget to swing over and vote for me! Voting is open all weekend.

9 Comments

Filed under Decorating, Organizing, Repurposing

9 responses to “New Year’s Organizing Revolution: The Office

  1. BEAUTIFUL!!! You’re an inspiration to us all! 🙂

  2. cute ideas! i like the wrapping paper organization, how do you hook them to the bar? also like the curtain to hide the shelves.

  3. Your closet looks amazing! Love the curtains idea, I struggle with the closet doors in mine…

  4. Ally

    Great job! Where did you get the bins that you keep your projects in? That is a great price!!

    • They were being clearanced at Target’s dollar aisle. They were originally red and orange… two naptimes and lots of contact paper later and that’s what we have! But any inexpensive tub covered with fabric or contact paper will work.

  5. Pingback: New Year’s Organizing Revolution: The Kitchen | a project at a time

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