Wow, did this week ever fly by! As mentioned last week, I accepted Calling it Home’s challenge to transform my home office over the timeframe of six weeks. This week I focused on sourcing a few items (you’ll see these in the coming weeks), as well as organizing my desk drawers. Considering the easiness of this project, I wish I had done it months ago. Let’s just say I’m a little giddy over this part of my office makeover!
I’m a little hesitant to show you how messy I let my desk drawers get over time, but here goes! After emptying them out, I quickly realized that most of the stuff didn’t need to be there in the first place, as often is the case. A purge was definitely in order!
To keep my office supplies in place, I found these bamboo drawer organizers at HomeSense in two different configurations. I liked how each compartment could be moved around as needed, as well as stacked on top of each other or slid back and forth (because of the built in ridges). They were also the same wood tone as the inside of my desk drawers.
In the top desk drawer, I used three bamboo organizers on the left side to hold items I use most frequently. This placement created an area on the right for my stapler, calculator and sticky notes (my other essentials).
I used the remaining organizers in the bottom desk drawer for larger office supplies, as well as those I use occasionally. I was able to make better use of the drawer depth by stacking two of the containers on the left side. It’s very easy to lift up the top one to get to the bottom.
The right drawer in my desk holds file folders that I organized a while back. Here’s what it still looks like to this day…
I find that whenever I set up an organizing system, the area stays neat and tidy for a long period of time (just like the file drawer). It may take some effort and money to begin with, but it’s definitely worth it.
This week I’m going to continue tackling the organizing elements of my office makeover plan. My husband’s travel commitments for work are slowing down a bit starting next week, and I plan on taking advantage of it for some of the installation components- can’t wait!
Be sure to check out the other One Room Challenge updates for week two over at Calling it Home, as well the link party participant updates tomorrow.