Yesterday I spent the morning cleaning and reorganizing my office space.
I know my space doesn't appear to be super messy - it's mostly just piles of stuff that needs to be put away. My whole focus in refreshing this space was to make it feel less busy and get rid of the junk that doesn't belong.
These are the "before" pictures...
Under my table I have a 3-drawer bin that holds my office supplies and electronics accessories. These drawers were beginning to feel like they were just collecting things I wasn't using on a regular basis, or at all anymore. I went through the drawers and sorted everything out, only keeping the items I need at my desk.
The top drawer holds my office supplies. I wasn't getting a ton of use out of this drawer because I had a bunch of stuff in there that I wasn't using, and it was just taking up space. I only kept the essentials.
This drawer now holds new ink cartridges and those that I need to take to Staples to recycle.
I cleaned out my pencil/pen cup and decided to take some to school. So many colorful writing utensils! =]
I printed a new to-do list to keep on my desk. You can download this same list for free here.
Overall, there isn't a huge difference in my space, but I noticed that I was able to work better today. I have more space for my planning materials for school. I have more space for blogging. It just feels more simplistic without all of the junk surrounding me.
Have you worked on your office space in the last week? If so, share what you changed about your space.