Last I left off with my office nook is my mood board and the mess I’m working with.
Before I could get started, the first thing to do is tackle the mess. So I cleared everything except my computer and printer.
Then I went through all of my papers and threw out expired coupons, old mail, and put my bills where they belong (that’s a whole other post). I’ve been using a utensil caddy to hold all of my pens, pencils, and extra stuff. In theory it’s a great idea, but it created too much visual clutter for me. I just kept stuffing papers and things in it and it became over crowded. Besides, the caddy is better used somewhere else. I also didn’t have a system for my incoming mail and that just piled on top of my desk.
While walking through Target last week, I saw some of their Threshold items on clearance. I couldn’t help it. I picked up a little blue jar with a chalkboard label and a bread basket. I paid $5 for both items, compared to around $14. Score.
I condensed my pens and pencils and put them in the jar. All of my incoming mail now goes inside the bread basket.
I can finally see my desk top again. Now that it’s not as messy I can concentrate on creating my look with my mood board. I’m excited to get started!