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Organizing My Office - Again

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

One of the first things that Stephanie Morgan suggests in her new ebook is a kid-free day to get started on organizing.


(You want this book if you want great advice on organizing your life!)

So when Dave suggested that he could take the kids to St. Louis for a day and I could stay home, I decided to use the time to organize and clean up my office. Yes it’s true that the office was one of the first organizing projects I did this past summer. Apparently I have a problem with keeping things organized! Also, the doors to our office had never been painted. So painting the doors was my first order of business.

Here is what the doors looked like before (after I’d removed the doorknob but before I painted):

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And after three coats of semi gloss white paint, they look like this:

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The trim around the door also needed paint. It’s a subtle difference, but it makes me happy. AND I just realized that #25 on my 35 Things to Do list was Paint Something! So done.

I next turned my attention to cleaning up the mess I had let accumulate since my last organizational adventure. These are before pictures, but I took the first one after I had done a lot of work. I either forgot or was too embarrassed to take the picture before I started. The one of my desk is pretty much what it looked like.

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After:

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The trick is obviously going to be to keep it neat and tidy. This may be something I kind of need to work on.

Coincidentally, the first week in the New Year’s Organizing Revolution challenge is office organization, so I’m linking up over there!

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