Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Organizing Challenge Day 2: Computer Desk Surface

I missed Day 1 of the challenge, which was the junk drawer, but I actually did that a couple weeks ago so I'm not behind. Look at me being ahead of the class. Not.

Today's challenge: Clear Off Your Computer Desk.

Here's my before. I'm so happy I used the flash so every grimy, nasty fingerprint on my computer was illuminated in full glory. 

Yes, I had a paint can on my computer desk, complete with paint brush in a baggie. 


I used it before Christmas to paint a first coat on the trim of the "big stupid piece of furniture I bought from Goodwill which will be awesome if I ever finish it." Gotta love those projects. 

While cleaning off my desk today, I may or may not have gotten sidetracked into putting a second coat on.

The paint can might still be sitting on the floor in my office because I might sand and put the third coat on tomorrow. I did remember to wash the brush this time, though, just in case I flake out. 

I cleaned out a seagrass organizer I already had and filled it with letter sending supplies. Stamps, envelopes, a notebook for jotting down ideas, mailing labels, and a nice fat stack of cards, including some handmade ones I had forgotten about. The compartment on the left is for my usb cords and computer remote. 

 
And with all that stuff moved, a little Pledge action, and turning on a lamp, my desk is much more inviting. 

 
Which is why I'm sitting at it, blogging at midnight, instead of sleeping. 

The rest of the room is still not looking too hot, so I can't wait to see what tomorrow's challenge is. It's not too late if you want to join me! 

7 comments:

  1. I will just sit here and enjoy seeing your stuff get all organized. I'm not even touching my craft room until I get all the supplies to do what I want in there. Hopefully sometime this year. Love how tidy your creative space is now. :)

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  2. Yeah, notice how closely zoomed that picture is Kar? It's because the rest of the space is NOT so tidy. My "creative space" got buried in an avalanche. I don't know if it will be unburied until we have some new shelving installed, which will be in March.

    But in the meantime, at least I have a little island to call my own ;)

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  3. looks like great progress to me! a lovely little nook just for you to enjoy - perfect!

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  4. Yipee for you!!! I might clean my desk now. . .

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  5. I would like to give you a bid for the shelving you would like. When would you like to set up a time to meet?

    Derek

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  6. Looks good! I'm in the midst of organizing too (which is what I SHOULD be doing right now).

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  7. Your desk looks awesome, great work. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Im trying to keep up with the challenges but it truely is a challenge. I'm going to take a minute and look around your blog, come back and visit soon.

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