Why I Love My New Desk

Desk Organization

Why I Love My New Desk

As I write this I am still unsure what I want to share and if you, as readers, even care but I am determined to write and share it.

As many of you know it has been another crazy season here at Treasured Tidbits and nothing much has gone according to plan BUT we are still pressing on.

At the beginning of the year I set some goals to save money, replace our bedroom carpets with solid oak floors and reduce the clutter in the process.

My family often thinks I was ruthless in the last endeavor but I am determined to make our master bedroom an oasis instead of a stockpile that no one wants to stay in.

Personally, I would say it is working because I spend much more time in there than I used to and it is peaceful.

  It is nowhere near finished but we are making progress.

Tonight, I finished the desk.

I do not use the desk as a traditional “sit down and use me space” due to my physical challenges but I do use it for storage, organization and occasionally the place to write a quick note.

THIS is what my desk looked like just a few short months ago before we removed everything to redo the floors.Controlling the Chaos Challenge Day 44- A Clear Clean DeskAs you can see it, housed a computer monitor (used maybe 2x a year) and my Cricut (used even less).

When we began replacing the items we had removed from our room I took some of the lessons I had heard the “Konmari Method” taught and combined with some of the lessons I have personally learned in the past few years and combined them to create my master bedroom plan.

It didn’t come back if it didn’t make the cut.

Not even for a few minutes!!!

I actually sat down and created a written list and rough draft drawing for my master bedroom and closet.   That list contained ONLY the items that needed to be stored in our room, were useful in our room, and brought “Joy” to us.

The computer and Cricut did not make the cut.

Doesn’t this look much more appealing?

It is definitely more relaxing.

Desk Drawer Organization

Of course, I had to sneak a tiny bird in with my quaint little birdhouse.

(I chose something that I can easily change as the seasons do).

I also chose things I already owned.

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Of course, I didn’t stop with the outside of the desk I tackled the inside too.

If you have been following us for the past year you will remember THIS post where I shared what my desk drawers contained last year.

And now

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Yes, I love my markers and could be called a marker hoarder collector.

They made list to remain in our oasis because I actually do quite a bit of brainstorming in our room.

As you can see, our organization is in simple and inexpensive containers (mostly purchased a resale shops or yard sales).

The “correspondence” and “label” drawer is organized using two Thirty-one Bags my sister purchased as bonus items and passed to us.  They are perfect because they are portable, pretty and easy to remove.

I know my desk does not even remotely contain what the “normal” desk does but THAT IS OK.

What is important is that it works for me and my family.


What do you think?

Could you take control of your desk?

Would you be able to make a plan and stick to it?

Why not start today?


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