Yesterday was a day off from The 21 Days to Getting Organized challenge (we get Sundays off). Day Two's challenge is the computer desk --top only. My computer desk is really no longer mine. I hardly ever use my desktop computer anymore, as I purchased a new laptop a couple of months ago. The girls use this space off and on to play on Playhouse Disney or Noggin. Unfortunately, this desk had become a catch-all for extra CD's and random objects/papers. This is also where our network printer/copier is, so there were random papers and coupons scattered hither and yon.
The top shelf.
Even more embarassing was the surface. To make the closet desk, we used some white particle board. Without any sort of sealant or poly on it, it holds onto EVERY speck of dirt. Since this is also where we sharpen our pencils, well....yeah.
Note to self: Don't attempt to empty the sharpener AFTER you've already made the desk all sparkly. Ooops!
I had a ginormous ream of paper sitting propped up against the wall instead of, oh I don't know, putting it in our print paper ORGANIZER?? I have no explanation for myself sometimes.
Would anyone like me to send them a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils? (Name that movie!)
I also decided to use one of our baskets, some old file folders, and my new labelmaker to make folders for the girls to put their "leave at home" school papers in. Otherwise, they take over the kitchen counter!
As for the CD's, many of the unburned ones will be returned to the shelf in my husband's office. I've put the girls' game CD's in an old CD organizer, but I'd really like to get one of these:
Feeling more organized every day!