Finally finished with my "home office" organization. I feel great now that it's done, and I'm much happier every time I sit down to do grocery lists, budgeting, go through the mail, etc. Check out my before and after pictures...
Much better, right? Right. I even have a before and after of the drawer... a lot easier to find things..
So, first I went through all of our papers (financial documents, etc, etc) and made a pile of things to shred and then sorted the rest and put them in their respective hanging file folders (here).
Second, I found a way to organize everything on top of the desk. A little storage box worked really well for me. I also bought a couple $1 jars to put in tacks and paperclips. (here).
Finally, I organized the drawer, cleaned up the rest of the clutter on the hutch and added a few new touches for now (like a few pictures that really make me smile). Oh yeah, I also added my little coupon book.. helps me keep them organized when I go shopping!
I feel like I can breathe a little bit better now that this is done. And I don't cringe every time I pass this area - always a plus. How does everyone else keep their 'home office' space or papers and such in order?