Saturday, January 14, 2012

When I Crave Organization, I Go to My Office

I have to admit closet, it's getting organized, but it will never be the stuff you see in magazines, on other people's blogs, or on Pinterest. Well, you may see it on this blog, but it's not pretty. However, it is getting very organized and it's working for me, so that's something, isn't it? 
I'm almost done with the closet, but the husband has to do something with his overwhelming collection of  tee shirts, golf balls and crap before I can show you it (it takes over half of the closet). Just so you don't think I'm making this up, here's a peek (okay, that's my pink robe, in case you're wondering):
I admit it, my sections weren't much better--actually worse.
Anyway, on to my office, which I now partially share with my husband (although he uses it for storage more than anything, hence the bigger than life armoire).

The office is to the right when you come in the front door, so I have to keep it clean. This can be a challenge because it's where I used to store my etsy inventory. No more... it's now in my semi-organized closet.

The only things I keep in my office now for the shop are my mailing envelope, stamps, and postage scale. The rest are files and books that I use to write my articles.

Speaking of articles, I store my back issues in magazine holders that I got at Target and Ikea. Current issues go here in my old tool box:

My pencils, pens, markers are collected in this little plant holder thingie. 
So, now I need to go back to reality...the rest of the house.
Cottage & Vine


Shabby chic Sandy said...

It is so funny you were brave enough to post a picture of your (husbands) closet:) I have to admit it drew me into your post because I thought "what could that be about!" Your office is amazingly organized! I would never post a picture of my garage--that is the area of no organization in my house. It would just scare people too much. They might want me to go on Hoarders or something:)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you are so tidy!
chris is like that with closets- i have to push and push and push to get him to go through and part with some of his stuff! MEN!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

You have me wanting to organize today. I have so much clutter on my desk right now you couldn't imagine.I so love that old tool box. That wood is perfection!

stacie said...

The office looks great! Can't wait to see the new closet! Just think Mom & Dad might spend more time with you now :)

An Eye for Detail said...

Just found your blog from Cottage & Vine! Very nice... I'll sign up now.
Your office looks just great: I love the old wood desk surface, and magazine holder.
I'm in the process of redoing some closets: am about to link up to Renee. It is an ongoing process no?

pam {simple details} said...

Love your pots for the pens & pencils - fun idea!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

You were very brave to show your closet! I just posted a similar picture of our office. We are still in the process of reorganizing it because it was such a huge mess. I love your idea of using a wooden tool box to hold your magazines. I may have to copy that idea, but first I have to find a tool box! I'm visiting from Rene's party.