Awhile back I posted about Pam and her kitchen desk dilemma. Pam had a list of criteria that this space needed to meet and I think she has done it! You can read Part 1 of Pam’s story here.
Pam recently emailed me to let me know that she completed her desk organization and has given me permission to share not only her before and after pictures but also the process she went through. This is what her desk use to look like:
I always love hearing about the process someone took to organize a space and here is what Pam had to say:
Under the desk – I removed the chair and bought 2 sets of cubbies and put them side by side. On the upper left is my bible and devotion book, lower left is my church bag & anything that will go to church with me on a given Sunday,upper right is my purse and lower right is my “out going” box (items to be returned, things I’m holding to be given to family/friends, library book returns, etc.).
On the desk top – large basket for my husbands “drop offs”, phone, candle, calendar, and on the wall I put up a memory board to cover up the phone jackand to use as a display of important things to remember. My husband was use to our old way of doing things so I’ve decided to put my husbands mail/important papers he needs to see right away on the desk in front of his “drop off” basket then once he has looked thru them and taken action he will leave them there and I will put them in the proper place.
In the cabinet – I did a His Side/Her Side. On His Side (left) the bottom shelf holds his notebooks, papers and knickknacks (in the red small bucket)and the upper shelf holds his “personal growth” books and some baby wipes. On Her Side (right) the bottom shelf holds notebooks; a 3 tiered organizerwith 3 tabs: Brainstorm (I often think of things or see things I want to write down/remember and have never had a place to put all of my notes for future use – now I do), Let’s Eat (restaurant menus & coupons), Flyers (from all different types of stores); and knickknacks (in the pink small bucket)and the upper shelf holds my “personal growth” books and a box with stationary, stamps and name cards.I love that I have room to expand if I need it.
Thanks for the encouragement to get my space organized.
I love that Pam thought outside of the box with the cubbies and recognized that since she didn’t use the chair at her desk there was no point in having it there. Instead by adding the cubbies underneath the desk she has created a much needed, functional space for items that she requires as she is heading out the door. Brilliant! As well the cabinets above weren’t being used to their maximum potential and with a little planning Pam was able to identify what storage she did need and make the space work for her to accomplish her goals.
I’m very impressed…great job Pam!