Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Organizing My Desk (part 1)

A couple of weeks ago I switched from a table to an actual desk (I was basically waiting for my mom to order a new desk and give me her old one). I was so happy that my sister offered to help me organize! She is the queen of organizing! I was really sick and she pretty much went to work putting everything away (I just sat on the couch and watched). I think my desk looks great (there will be a part 2 with photos of the actual desk)

On top of desk:

An inbox is so important. I put everything (receipts, mail, bills, etc) into this box and then go through it once a week (put everything into the correct file, pay bills, shred receipts I don't need)

Snail mail organizer: I keep stamps, cards, address labels and stickers in this so that I can write snail mail when I have extra time. I have so much stationery! It sits in 2 huge boxes in my room. I keep the snail mail organizer stocked so I can quickly write notes when I have a few extra minutes (watching tv, etc). This way I am not searching around for address labels or stamps!

Tray for odds and ends that I use most often (tape, post its, scissors, mail opener, pens). I usually keep those blue and white K post its on the tray but I forgot to put them back tonight. Oops! The purple bear/dog (?) is a staple-less stapler (it supposedly folds down the corners in a way that keeps pages together). I just think it's cute! I also have some stickers (for sealing envelopes) and a heart shaped paperweight (with an elephant on it). The cup is Elmer the elephant (great kid book)

Photos of 2 drawers: My drawers are lined with a white paper with little cherries. This desk was over at my mom's house but I'm not sure who chose the lining. I think it looks really cute!

I save cute boxes for storage of small things. For example, the boxes in the first photo are the top and bottom of a small Jonathan Adler ornament box. I hung up the ornament and saved the box!

This pink and white box is the lid to some stationery I used. I loved the box it came in!


  1. Impressive. I have a feeling that if I tried to do this, I would still just end up with piles of paper that I couldn't figure out where to file. Ugh! For now, my desk is my kitchen table. (Which is very helpful for eating and blogging.)

  2. I am jealous of your skills. I am so unorganized.

  3. Very cute! I love organization!!

  4. So good! Now you're inspiring me to organize my life!

  5. So cute! Love the beach-y snail mail holder! I need to use this as inspiration.

  6. I think this is the inspriation I have needed! Love it...can't wait to see the desk!

  7. I've been meaning to reorganize for...a while, now. Props to you for getting it done!

  8. I need to get myself organized - inspiring!!

  9. I also use boxes and lids to organize my drawers. Your sister was so kind to organize the desk for you.


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