Spring Cleaning: My desk

I’m still spring cleaning, even though it’s the dead of winter. Remember when I was last motivated and cleaned out my hair accessories? Wait until we get moved into the new house, these post will come in mobs!

Although I’ll be moving “my office” shortly, I figured my desk was way overdue for reorganization and a some scrubbing. Plus, I tackled this on New Year’s Day and it feels good to start the new year off with a clean work space.

Ta Da, my office in the corner of our living room:

We bought the desk (Ikea) and the office chair (Target) the summer of 2011 when we moved into this apartment. I wiped everything down and cleared off what little tabletop space this puny desk offers. You can roll your eyes if you want, but I also cleaned the keyboard keys (a hand-me-down from Hubs) with a qtip and now they sparkle! The griminess was making me itch.

The mousepad is from HIGH SCHOOL. You know I’m 33 years old, right? I’d like to update it with a more modern fabric but meh, that’s for another day (probably never).

Inside that one drawer was an utter disaster. I wish I had a before picture but I went nuts on it and couldn’t waste time with picture taking. Now, it’s so pretty!

I sorted, recycled and used all old basket I had lying around to corral pens, cords, sticky notes and a few other items that were floating around without a home. I’m still planning to send out “holiday cards” but I’m postponing that project until after I am moved and settled into the new place. I bound all of the Christmas cards we received so I can update my addresses when the time comes. Hopefully I get around to it?

In a perfect world, I’d like my monitor and mouse to be white to match my keyboard and laptop (that I plug in behind) but these are all hand-me-downs from Hubs office, so I have to work with what I’ve got. I plan to have an updated post once we get my new office set up, but we’ll see if it’s even worth the bandwidth, ok?

I also picked up this daily planner (from Target) to start the new year off right. It’s pretty dinky because I planned to carry it in my purse but now I really have to write small…

I hope it keeps me somewhat organized because I do best when I write things down. Also, I apologize because I know this post might be snore-inducing for some. I get all weird and giddy reading about other people organizing and I figured a few of you might feel the same. In fact, this blog is dedicated to organization deliciousness if you want inspiration and didn’t find it here.

Anyone else start off 2013 with cleaning/sorting/organizing?

9 thoughts on “Spring Cleaning: My desk

  1. Yay for organizing! Oh yes, I’m a fellow nut about cute paper clip holders, pens in neat piles & shiny areas that are empty! Love it! Thanks for the link to the “I Heart Organizing” blog, I hadn’t seen that before, but am guessing I’ll be checking out her ideas quit often now :) Cheers to 2013 & a new year of lists, to-do’s, & checking things off! Have a great week & enjoy a stress-free workspace!

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one that drools over everything organized and decluttered! Thank you for the comment, may your 2013 be full of blessings and shiny areas as well!

  2. Oooh pretty! This makes me want to organize too…but where to start? The chaos that is under my bathroom sink? Or the near FEMA certified spare bedroom/storage area?

    I may need to check out that I Heart Organizing blog :-)

    • Start small, bathroom sink! That’ll help ease into it! Keep me posted, I’m always inspired when friends get to organizin’…it makes me all smiley and motivated.

  3. Good work thecandace. It is wonderful to have a clean, uncluttered workspace. It will inspire me to greater heights. Usually, I make futile jabs at piles around the house. Pick a room, pick a pile. Sooner or later, I reach the bottom. I am glad that Penny doesn’t mind weaving her way through the rooms. ::)) lv mamap

  4. I am an organized person living in a messy person’s body…I wish I had the ooomph to keep things together after I do it the first time…my resolution for this year hopefully.

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