Office Organization: A Quick Before & After
I had the great pleasure of interviewing NYC celebrity professional organizer Angela Kantarellis earlier this week, and I asked her all kinds of questions about how to whip my workspace into shape (you can find that interview here).
Angela recommends asking yourself: are you a “piler” or a “filer”? I realized that I’m definitely a “piler” – what a huge a-ha!
SO, when I started organizing my office this week as part of my “Office Transformation“, I honored my “piler” tendencies and purchased containers that I can pile stuff in, but not file away out of site.
Here’s a little peek at what I’ve done so far:
Okay, before my office makeover began, I was basically storing fabric samples in paper bags:
So I went for an upgrade and opted for these pretty rose-gold wire baskets from Target:
I can see my fabric all piled in there. I love having that easy access!
Also, I realized that maybe piling papers on the floor wasn’t exactly a good organizing strategy. But I don’t WANT a huge filing cabinet that stores everything away. I really do want easy access and I want to see my stuff!
So I was at my local Michaels craft store and this puppy caught my eye:
It’s made from wire mesh, and it’s actually made for crafting supplies, but I think it holds my random business cards, torn out magazine pages and fabric remnants nicely.
And beyond storage, I upgraded some of my accessories. This is really the fun part!
Has it ever occurred to you whether your mouse pad is cute or not? I didn’t even realize that mine was basically horrendous. Also, my lamp and pen holder – I’ve been using them for 15 years! Enough!
Okay here’s the AFTER:
Big difference, right? It’s like, oh RIGHT it’s 2016! Time to get my office up to the present moment!
I found a TON of awesome (and inexpensive!) mouse pad options on Etsy – highly recommend. And all that brass goodness is from Target.
More Target accessories for the bookshelf:
Here’s a round-up!
| Large Metal Basket, $25.49 | Casted Metal Steer Skull, $25.49 |
| Gray Round Mouse Pad, $9.99 | White Metal Scrapbook Storage, $44.99 |
| Brass Task Lamp with Cylindar Shade, $55.99 | 5″ Succulent, $8.49 |
| Nate Berkus Gold Gem Decorative Box, $11.90 | Like A Boss Engraved Pencils, $3 for 2 |
Anything here tickle your fancy? Having you gotten bitten by the “Office Transformation” bug yet??