I am so proud of myself. I've been saying I'm going to do something with my office for months. But with school, contract jobs, getting sick, and other projects I just haven't had time. Well the holidays gave me plenty of time and I took full advantage.
Here are some before pictures of my office:
Too much stuff!!
The ironing board has to go!
It was hard to find anything when I needed it.
Two of my favorite TV shows are Clean Sweep on TLC (http://tlc.discovery.com/fansites/cleansweep/cleansweep.html), and Clean House on MyStyle (http://www.mystyle.com/mystyle/shows/cleanhouse/index.jsp).
I took tips from both shows and completely purged out this room. I sorted everything into tubs by category and pushed them all into the kitchen.
Lots of stuff.
I'm selling my desks on Craigslist. I made them when we moved in about three years ago. They are real wood and the legs are from Ikea. I cut the pattern with a jigsaw then sanded everything out. After eleven coats of polyurethane they are nice and shiny and easy to clean.
With the desks gone I now have room for a futon. Which I bought from Baybrook Furniture (http://baybrookfurniture.com/). On Tuesday, New Years Eve Day, I called them about this futon on their website. I paid with my card over the phone, and they delivered it a few hours later. Great service. We also bought our dining room table from them.
And a bookshelf from Ikea.
And my new workstation is perfect. I picked up the desk from Ikea. It holds both computers, and the TV location is great for the desk and futon.
Oh, and I also took the opportunity to get the carpet's cleaned (the dogs have had a few 'accidents' on the carpet). I called Houston Carpet Cleaning (http://www.houston-carpet-cleaner.com/) on Tuesday, New Years Eve Day, and they came out within a few hours and cleaned the carpets. Very quick and very clean.
The wire shelves look nice clean and empty... but they won't stay that way. Everything is coming back from the kitchen today.
I'll post more as I fill it all back up. I am very proud of how far it's come.
And I have to give some credit to High Fashion Home. They have a Room Planner program on their website: http://www.highfashionhome.com/. It helped me find the best layout before I ever got started. The online version is b&w only, I colored this one in myself.