Thursday, February 3, 2011

Here is the before and after pics of the problem areas in my home office. It is a multifunctional room with too much stuff. It is home to our music instruments, books, computer and files. I have organized the walk in closet to find the evidence of mice in old papers. I took out 6 bags of old papers, magazines and obsolete items. I have tossed old files but I need to organize the files yet. I packed up the VHS movies to make room for up to date discs and blue rays.

The biggest changes in the room is the desk. I purchased several inexpensive, stackable baskets to house the items that used to be in a drawer in an old-fashioned desk. I found homes for many items in the closet. I put all the electronic cords in a gallon sized zip lock bag.

I am going through the mail and have a new filing system set up. We will see if the family likes the changes.

I dusted all surfaces, vacuumed the walls and ceiling. I moved some totes of books to storage on the enclosed porch. I must say I feel very good about the work done here.

Next up, the bathroom and linen closet. More clutter to go and tons of cleaning. The walls need to be washed this month. Small space but big amounts of work. Maybe I can get DH to paint it this spring.....

I have a small, 100 year old house with 10 zones that need to be worked on. The 11th zone is the basement and crawl space (storage). That may be a 2012 project. So glad the DH already cleaned up the garage last fall!!!


Jackie said...

Congratulations! It looks great. I love the little niche that is perfect for holding CDs etc. I always find closets a challenge to keep clean as it's so easy to quickly tuck something in there and I never go back to edit.

Conni said...

Whew! You have been a busy little bee! Doesn't it feel so good!

SpinningStar said...

Good work! It feels good, doesn't it?

I'm currently working on the office space and I am shredding real old files and just tossing stuff that i know I won't use and I can't give away.

hey, I even found some old 5-1/4" floppies in the closet. I don;t know if I can even access them anymore! I also threw out a bunch of VHS tapes.

Deep cleaning and decluttering a house - it's so much fun.