31 Days of Spontaneous Organizing - Day #28: Office/Desk Drawer | Organizing Made Fun: 31 Days of Spontaneous Organizing - Day #28: Office/Desk Drawer

Monday, October 28, 2013

31 Days of Spontaneous Organizing - Day #28: Office/Desk Drawer

Today is Day #28 of 31 days of spontaneous organizing! Your mini-challenge for today is to work on one {or two} desk drawers in your home office or wherever you have set up to work on things. If you have no office, that doesn't let you off the hook. You can still clean up another drawer in your home!

Here are a couple of ideas and tips for when you organize your desk drawer. First off, even if you only have a portable office, you undoubtedly need to clean it up from time to time. You need to have an area somewhere in your home for filing your appliance manuals, receipts, or other important papers. If you file in a binder, go through that and clean up and label anything important. If it's a messy drawer, take out the drawer {if possible} and throw out any broken things, paper/trash, and relocate them. 

You can see here that I basically just cleared it out and set things in the drawer. It works well and I can see everything.

I also use small ramekin-type bowls to organize my smaller supplies in my desk drawer. 

I have to be honest, I hate filing. It's one of my least favorite things to do, but I have to do it. Someday I'll tackle having it all color coordinated and pretty, but for now, this is how it looks. It's fine and it's labeled clearly. Don't get too caught up, especially right now, in a certain "look". Your goal for now is to make it clutter-free, organized, and functional. 

If you don't have an office, I have a "portable" office that will give you ideas of how to make an "office" just out of a few things you may already have.

More helpful posts for your home office: 

OMF Headquarters: The Big Reveal of my office
OMF Headquarters: The Organizing
Portable Office
Cleaning up Your Desk
Office Desk Ideas
Your Office: Clutter on your computer
What's your filing system?
Behind the scenes of my office reveal

Now get to it! Get under that desk drawer organized! Remember to:

A. Follow me on Pinterest {HERE} and/or
B. Follow me on Instagram {HERE}
C. Load your photo on either Pinterest or Instagram and TAG me {BeckyB_OMF or OrganizeMadeFun go HERE to learn how to tag on Pinterest} and use hashtag #SpontaneousOrganizing--If you upload to Pinterest, please either leave the URL link here in the comments for me to visit OR let me know your Pinterest "@" name and I'll follow your board to see it. 
D. Before and after pictures ARE preferred but not necessary - cause sometimes you start and are so excited you forget to take a "before" picture, right?

**Update: There is trouble with tagging me on Pinterest {because it doesn't notify me}, so instead please do the URL copy and post in the comments and I'll be sure to go and look at it. Thank you for understanding**

Feel free to leave a comment if you're doing today's challenge! Can't wait to hear how things are going and see some of your pictures!

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