So I am sitting amidst the mess. Right now. Trying to focus on work yet really wanting to deal with the mess behind me. The one I have already posted:
It is frustrating to say the least. But one thing I have thought over and over about in regards to this mess is how the solution is not what I have it set as. That I am going to have to spend some money to create an office that I would enjoy showing off. First things first, I am going to need more hidden storage. I want this room to feel calm when I enter it every day. Easy to hide things I don’t want to see at that moment. :)
So this is my new plan:
I will replace what I have with a Billy Bookcase layout from Ikea. This will almost be the exact width of the upper cabinets I currently have. And then paint the above cabinets to match. This will create a whole wall of hidden storage. Except the small shelving in the centre where I plan to store my cd boxes that I use for work daily.
I also plan to purchase this desk for the kids area:
This is because the desk I have in their currently only fits one chair at a time and often it is both kids who want to be working with me in the space and I like the idea of a wider, simpler desk that will allow them the room to work side by side.
Beyond that I plan to also:
- create a gallery wall of inspiring images and quotes
- organize my paperwork using a document sorter instead of a file cabinet (does NOT work with my personality!)
- get an easel & create a painting space
And I think that is it for now. Hopefully I can get started this week and start the new year off in a space that inspires me!