For months I have been alluding to reorganizing my home office. Here is the first installment!
It’s taken me forever to get to a point where I feel comfortable to start showing the world my folly. AND I will only show you what I am finished with so you don’t get overwhelmed as I was.
I followed these steps to get it all done:
1. Assess the Situation
I took stock of what was really needed in the office and what I could store somewhere else (or better yet, toss!). I made special note of things that were elsewhere in the house (like books in the basement) that I wanted in the office – so I knew exactly what I had and what I wanted to accomplish. I had a picture in my mind of what I wanted the office to look like when I was done.
2. Make a Plan
I then planned out everything that needed to be done, by area and made a checklist. As I accomplished a task, I checked it off. I loved checking things off! The list included things I needed to buy, like storage boxes, and a larger bookcase. IKEA was a great resource – I shopped around and this was the best deal.
3. Make Time to Finish
This is my biggest weakness – getting something past the “almost” finished point to the “finished” point. While I still tweak and rearrange, I consider this part of the office DONE! I had to make time during my day and in the evening to concentrate on getting everything into organized and label the storage containers – but I love the results. I can find anything. AND I followed our recent article 3 easy ways to organize a book shelf by Mary Kate Frank, to try and make the bookcase look better. I’m still tweaking and having fun doing it!