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Organized Beautifully

Make your office inviting so you enjoy working in the space, and can get your hands on things when you need them.

Organized and Beautiful – Home Office Make-Over on a Thrift Store Budget

Make your office inviting so you enjoy working in the space, and can get your hands on things when you need them.

A desk top is a work space; not a storage space. Here are some tips, techniques, products and re-purpose suggestions to create an organized, beautiful office.  And if you’re handy and thrifty you can do it on a Thrift Store budget.  This Blog is dedicated to Stackers.  Please take a look at how we converted this Stacker’s office.

  • Home Office Desk Top =        work space; not storage space

  • What this Home Office needs: drawer, file cabinet, book case, storage closet

 

If you're a Stacker, you might like to know that Stackers are the most common Organizing Personality Style.

  1. Some people do fine working from their couch or in a virtual office surrounding like Starbucks.  For those of you who like a traditional office environment, here’s how to get it!
  2. Check our the full video showing each component by clicking the link.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQwDnvC7L4I
  3. Stackers love to pile things on their desk and every other flat space.  This Stacker’s office and desk were missing drawers, file cabinet, shelves, storage.  Here’s how we fixed that.
    Large desk top, pencil drawer, file cabinet, book case with basket for your camera, briefcase, purse, keys, glasses and cell phone.  Keeping those items in the same place every day every time creates positive rituals.

    Large desk top, pencil drawer, file cabinet, book case with basket for your camera, briefcase, purse, keys, glasses and cell phone. Keeping those items in the same place every day every time creates positive rituals.

  4. Ikea desk top = ours $125+ new;  buy at Habitat for Humanity Restore for $15.
  5. Metal base/legs commercial = ours $100+ new;  buy used at flea market or garden store for $15, prime and paint.
  6. Mini file cabinet = ours $100+ new;  buy used at thrift store, for $15-20, remove casters so it doesn’t tip over when you open file drawer.  Prime and paint to match your color theme.
  7. Book case = ours new $100; buy used at Habitat for Humanity Restore for $8-$10.  Prime and paint to match your walls to harmonize with your overall palette.
  8. It’s greSee if you have hidden space that can help you stash the big stuff you don't need often.at if you have a closet.  We added shelves to the broom closet for our bulky items and supplies — sharing it with the family vacuum cleaner. A small price to pay for shelves. Here’s where bulky items go so they don’t clutter up your desk. Adding a hook is a great place for things with handles. Easy to grab and go.

Please let me know if you liked today’s blog!  Thank you.  Thalia

 

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