One day I realized my home office desk area was a mess! I’m going give you an idea on how to organize a home office using creative ideas.
The first thing I did before I even started was to hit the dollar store. I found a pen cup holder for a dollar. They had three small baskets for the drawer for a dollar.
My favorite purchase was larger baskets in several different colors each for a dollar. Total cost was $8. I’m so lovin’ the Dollar Tree!
First step – remove all the trash! This is a must. You wouldn’t believe the junk and old stuff that I’ve been allowing to pile up and clutter up my space.
Second step – attack the drawers. I found so many pens and pencils that I’ve been needing and thought we had lost. These cheap, but great little baskets can organize any drawer in a jiffy. Pens, pencils, marker fit perfect in the longer basket. Clips, glue, tape and whiteout fit perfect in the smaller ones. I also grabbed a cup from the kitchen for the extra stuff that needed a home. It feels great!
Third step – organize the other stuff that wasn’t fitting in the drawers. I already had these things divided into 3-4 categories (or really piles I should say). The old boxes and piles falling over onto my feet had to go. I had 6 cute baskets and not sure how to best place them. You can see from the picture, this is what I ended up with. Wow! I feel organized! It’s accessible and so cute. (I love the pink ribbon I borrowed from my daughter to give it that final girly touch.)
Fourth step – clear off the top of the desk. A little dusting for sure. The more desk space you see the better you feel.
Fifth step – stand back and admire your work, and then let the fresh start give you inspiration and motivation to get back to work!
Here’s an updated post on my at home work space How to decorate a home office on a budget
Here’s a post of Amber’s crafty work space How I created my new craft space