Let's start with some before pictures.
|The desk area, notice the Tibetan Prayer Flags.|
|Desk and my pretty Wildtree figurines.|
|The sitting area.|
|Part of the closet.|
On with the organizing! I began by emptying the closet and sorting it into like piles: teaching supplies, office supplies, computer items, exercise gear/DVDs, decorations, craft supplies.
Then I quickly sorted each pile. Donate, trash, keep. It went very quickly. Here's a picture from the thick of sorting.
|Teaching Supplies, decorations, luggage, office supplies|
|Remember, it gets worse before it gets better.|
In the end, I had one box of Goodwill donations, three boxes of supplies to donate to the boys's school, and a box of garbage and several empty boxes to recycle!
Drumroll please! The after pictures!
|New sitting area by the pretty things and keyboard near the lamp.|
|The desk is now under the window and the Prayer Flags are centered on the wall.|
There's a big change in the closet:
|Left side: Photo albums and scrapbooks|
|Craft supplies, office supplies and decorations|
|We found these crates at Home Depot and stacked them vertically. |
They make a great bookshelf for binders and baskets.
Well that does it. Our office is now organized and feels more settled. Thanks for looking at all of my pictures!