Happy Friday! I’ve been out and about sourcing for a few client projects this week and I’m hoping to catch up on some paperwork and organizing today. Right now, my home office looks disastrous. It’s filled with carpet and tile samples, boxes of supplies delivered for my son’s graduation party, photographs, furniture catalogues, fabric and window treatment samples for our basement… It’s really out of control.
It goes against everything I suggest to clients when I’m working on organizing projects: Have a place for everything and put everything in it’s place!
My home office clutter basically started when I decided to donate the storage cabinet in my office before I found a replacement. I really couldn’t stand looking at the dated piece any longer! My husband and son were taking a load to our local thrift shop and I thought it was a great opportunity to get the ball rolling on finishing up my office. In hindsight, I already had too many juggling balls in the air, and adding one more led to the office pile up. When there isn’t anywhere to put stuff, there’s always going to be clutter and chaos.
My temporary solution to hold everything has been a few banker’s boxes. Not so pretty, but they keep everything contained in the meantime. My plan (when I have time to plan) is to determine exactly what I need to store and then source a cabinet with those specifications in mind. My inspiration is something like the storage cabinets in these beautiful and organized home offices/studios (so envious!).
Now that I’ve found the inspiration, I just need to plan out what will work best to deal with my home office clutter. As a designer, there are always a lot of moving parts and items coming in and out of my office. I need a sound plan. I’m hoping the sourcing and installation will be shortly after my son’s graduation party (priorities, you know!). I’ll keep you updated.
Having a few clutter problems of your own? What are the hot spots in your home? Take a look at my Beautiful and Clever Organization board on Pinterest for some ideas.
Enjoy your weekend!