Sarah’s Organization Project: Office Closet

Yikes, I’m really airing my dirty laundry on this one! This is my office closet. It holds an amazing amount stuff including: diaries, college work, craft supplies, important documents, camera’s and photography equipment just to name few. It’s literally the hub of everything, my Grand Central Station if you will!

This closet has been screaming at me for ages, but finally I tackled it head on, on a cold snowy day.

boxwood clippings_office closet before

As you may or may not be able to see in this photo, there is good start on organization. The problem was there wasn’t enough of it, and clutter began to breed.

I’ve realized that I’m NOT a messy person, but I CAN create mess, when there’s no where for my stuff to go. So putting it simply, I just had to find a home for everything. And I did…

boxwood clippings_office closet after

My first job was detoxing. Throwing away can feel SO great. My recycle bin was full by the end of the day, and I made a good pile of things to donate.

Next, I grouped things together and put them in their own container.

And finally, I labeled all my draws and containers. Not only does that make things easier for me, but anyone else (the hubby) who may need to find something in there. Plus it looks cute, and is my favorite part of this process. :)

Items I’d recommend:

1. File Crate: These stack beautifully and hold a ton. I bought these ages ago because they’re uber cheap (especially around back to school season) about $3 each. They work great for my craft items I like to transport, I just pick up and go!

2. Ikea Boxes: found HERE are great for holding lighter items like fabric and ribbons. 2 for $9.99 is not too shabby!

3. Hooks: found  HERE were my moment of genius! 2 for $2.50 helps me maximize vertical space, and create a home for my camera and laptop.


Project cost: About $13

Project time: Between 4-5 Hours

Project reward: Perfect functionality….yipeeeee!

7 Responses to “Sarah’s Organization Project: Office Closet”

  1. Kimberly Says:

    What a great way to start your new year. you must feel like Superwoman. If you can tackle that project, nothing can stand in your way.

  2. Bri Says:

    Great job Sarah….it feels so nice to have projects like this done. Looks great!

  3. LB Says:

    Wow… I’m so inspired. I want my office space to look this fabulous and functional. Again, wow!

  4. Emily Says:

    Looks great Sar, well done!

  5. Kumari Says:

    Love it!! Looks awesome!

  6. Sarah P Says:

    Love your carpet! We just moved and I am looking for something similar. Do you mind sharing where its from and the details? :)

  7. Sarah Nickson Says:

    wohooo, that’s quite some progress!!!