Monday, January 03, 2011

Day Two: A Clean(er) Closet Desk Space...Thing

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.

Ugh.  Embarassing

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!











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23 comments:

Cyndi said...

what a great job, your girls will be even happier playing there!

Organize with Sandy said...

I think it looks great! I love the fun green color too!
I would love for you to link up to my Organizing Mission Monday link party
Hope to see you there!

Megan said...

You've Got Mail, duh.

I love your pencil holder. And I really love the wall color. But I still miss the Mountain Dew logo.

Jennie said...

CUTENESS! I too love that green. I just painted my sons room a color that is very similar to yours. Everything looks so fresh and clean..great job!

Jennie {Cinnaberry Suite}

Megan said...

wow, looks great!!!

Terri @ em-belle-ish.blogspot.com said...

I'm with everyone else, the green colour is fabulous. Great job on the desk too :)

Sally said...

Thanks all! The green was painted to complement some of the colors in our playroom furniture (IKEA) and wall painting (Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom). The playroom/spare room is evolving, so I've been pondering a different color.

Patti said...

I don't know the movie...but oh how I love the bouquet of pencils. The green is a winner!

Organize with Sandy said...

Love Ikea! I just went yesterday. I have thought about painting my office that apple green color. But.. since I couldn't get the white Expedit wall unit.. and had to get Walnut.. I don't know.. I don't think the green would "pop" as much.
Thanks so much for linking up! Love what you did.

Kelly said...

Wow...very nice Sally! That green is almost the same color as my craft room. It's such a fresh look!

Jen said...

Your desk looks awesome! I love your pencil holder (I might have to steal that idea). And the quote's from You've Got Mail!! Yeah, a movie quote I know =)

Shelly said...

What a great job - it looks terrific! Love those "future" disc holders you found too.

Amanda said...

love whe desk! great use of space. love the colour too. awesome job. i'd love to get one of those cd holders too.

The Mulberry Girl said...

You got it done! I have guilt now that I didn't do it - going to tackle it later today. (I think...) :)

Andrea said...

Love your desk setup and location! I was laughing about the pencil shavings. :)

Mae Flowers said...

That looks great! I love the color of the wall- so bright and cheerful!

Brandon and Camille Smithson said...

Cute girls! Way to go! Your desk looks A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!

Melissa said...

Thanks for stopping by Little Raindrops and for the encouragement.
Your desk looks fantastic! I love the idea of using closet space (and you can just close the door and not look at it if need be!) The green is great too, of course! Wonderful job transforming a messy desk top into a beautiful new work/play space! Keep up the good work!

Jenn said...

You've Got Mail! I love that movie, and newly sharpened pencils.

Your desk looks fabulous!

Ashley @ Joyful Creations said...

I love those green walls! Great job!

Naomi said...

I love your green walls! Your desk looks very inviting now!

Jenna said...

Love that green, just like everyone else! You did a great job on your desk!

Carpenter's said...

OMG I HAVE to follow you! You are too funny. Great job on the challenge!