Thursday, February 28, 2008

Organization Challenge (home office) - Completed!

As mentioned here, I was challenged to declutter my tiny office area.

The first was to organize my shipping supplies into a rolling, three tiered card. It's been separated into distinct sections (precut supplies, envelopes, and packaging materials).
Next was to clear up desk space (so I can have room for snacks and my camera) by making various wall pockets. The larger one has three vinyl (I love its opaqueness) pockets to hold shop items to be listed, pending orders, and sold items. The pockets have a bias trim and pleated bottoms (to give fullness).
The smaller one has pockets to store most frequently used tools (scissors, sharpies, packaging tape).
I found these precut homosote squares (lower right photo) while thriftng (despite what Martha Stewart says, they are never at my Home Depot!) and made mini bulletin boards. To hang them, twill tape was stapled. It just needs some coordinating push pins!

Fabrics are from Heather Bailey in happy pinks and orange.

Thanks Amy for organizing the organization challenge -- my family appreciates it :)

5 comments:

vee said...

Your first photo:

I HAVE THAT SHELF!!! Although it's now faded from being in the sunlight.

Are they still being made? They do come in rather handy.

mommiemarzie said...

You are putting the rest of us to shame! It looks awesome and I love the hanging pockets on the wall--mostly because the fabrics look yummy.
-Kathy

craftapple said...

Now that's the kind of sewing I really like - getting organized! The wall pockets with vinyl are brilliant. Pretty fabrics. And now you have a clean space to work! That's really nice. :o)

Aimee said...

Great storage solutions! The hanging pockets are a great idea, especially since you made them see through instead of opaque. Well done!! :)

Tizzalicious said...

I could use one of those!