How I did it: little by little, went through paperwork and files... threw away 4/5's. Just kept at it... took way too long.. but then one day.. clean desk. Read how I did it… 8 months ago
The phrase “it’s easy when you know how” became so clear after sorting out the shifting tide that is my desk space. It’s not easy working with small awkward spaces either, lol!
I’ll break it down simple for anyone else working on this goal:
- Sort everything into function
- Paperwork paper-clipped together based on dates
- Shoe boxes for papers
- Baskets for supplies
- Cereal boxes for paperwork in progress
- Hanging baskets for frequently used materials
- Drawers and shelves for projects in progress, grouped into storage Tupperware
- Wooden crates for completed work
- A message board to tac important messages
Makes sense, right. Wait till you see it in practice. I had to make everything, including accepting donations because I’m on a low budget, but that’s life. Thrifty doesn’t have to mean less. And on the plus side, it turns out people I know desperately needed to get rid of furniture for babies-on-the-way. Win win situation here. At last. 12 months ago
no matter how neat it gets.. it’s messy again. I gotta figure out how to keep it neat. My bedroom, bathroom are
always neat and usually organized… not my desk. keep on keeping on trying… 12 months ago
While my desk is most often my workspace, it could stand to be heaps more orderly.
For starters, I bought paper organizers, bundled my receipts and budget papers, sorted my mail, made a few cereal box file-folders (tutorial linked below. If you have leftover wrapping paper, you are all set!), peg boards, and dowelling for rings.
I’m going to do it! 14 months ago
If I can clean the garage… I can do this… watch out desk, you are next, Baby.
it’s looking better… I want it completely organized so that I can keep it that way… the real challenge. and I’m going to do it. 18 months ago
another impossible task…. i clean it up… it grows a mess overnight. but i like having it here, as a goal… believe! believe! a clean desk for a week maybe. 19 months ago