So I took on the task of completely redecorating and reorganizing our office. With as much as I have been blogging, crafting and what ever else I can manage to cram into my life I needed a space that was organized, cute and fun. Not to mention I had an itch to paint something teal.
My basic formula to organizing anything and any room, space etc. is simple. I take an inventory of what I have in that area. Then I take a look (I really actually go into the space) and see where I can put things, what type of tote, bin or container I can use. Use what you have before you go out and buy all new stuff. Then I made a list (what a surprise). What container I have and what will go in it. For example see the pictures below. I took my scrapbook paper and reorganized it.
|Jammed in one drawer! AAAHHHH!|
|Relief at last! All organized.|
|See? Nice and tidy.|
|Now there is even a spot for my stickers.|
|All in one.|
I went onto my closet in my office and did the same thing. I did buy a cubby shelf unit that makes it super cute and neat. Yes, I know it's in a closet but when I open up those doors I just feel so....accomplished and I feel so inspired to make something because I can actually find what I need. I re painted and re purposed my wicker dresser that I had as well (see the first picture above). I made sense of where I put things. For instance, I put all my glue and tape in one drawer. My tissue paper and ribbon for gifts are all in one bin. Here are some pictures.
|My teal that I have been wanting!|
|All organized and everything has its own place.|
For wicker dresser I took out the middle and bottom drawers. I added a shelf to the bottom and painted the top three drawers. I changed the handles on the drawers to add some character. I didn't want to overwhelm the dresser with drawers any more. Keeping something open at the bottom adds a way for you to be innovative with your space. A pop of color in a room will always make the biggest difference.
With the unit in the closet I wanted different textures and I wanted my things to be accessible. I actually organized everything so well that I have empty bins! That's always a good thing for me.
I hope this has helped or inspired you. These projects are a major process but if you take your time it's easy. Be more open to the fact that your plan might change slightly. There is always a solution to it all.