Sunday, January 6, 2013

My New "Office"

When we were contemplating moving to a new city, I knew that it was almost a certainty that I would be giving up my beloved office. If you remember we were living in the country, on 50 acres, in a darling 1920's bungalow with 4 bedrooms, a three seasons porch (aka my office), and a basement. So, any place we landed in the new city would be a step up in modern amenities, but a definite step down in size. Well, let me tell you, was I ever right.

We have landed (more than likely temporarily) in a modern 2 bedroom apartment. Perks are insulated walls and windows and more than one outlet per room. Who knew insulation was perk until you go without it?!?The one drawback is not having my own dedicated office with room to spread out. I can deal with having less storage, you know that just gives me something to talk to you about... :) 

Even though I no longer have an office with a door, I did claim the kitchen desk area as my own... after all the hubs got the second bedroom. Oh, but he did try to claim it temporarily, here's the proof. Oh yes, that is his iMac in my new "office" space. 

Thank goodness that only lasted until we found a new desk for his office. Once he got the boot, I swiftly set about  making a home for myself, using many of the elements from my last office and a few new ones.

You can find me here on a daily basis. This is where I pay bills, plan our weekly menu, and now blog once again. (Despite the fact that I am currently laying on the couch battling a cold while I type this post.)


For now I'll be focusing on the left side of the desk area, which packs quite a punch thanks to the open shelving.

The very top shelf holds just decorative items because its hard to access without a step ladder. Really, who wants to pull out a step ladder every time they need something from the top shelf? I know I don't, even if it's occasionally. The middle shelf holds a few of my organizing books and two IKEA storage boxes.  The top box hold my label makers and Martha Stewart file folders and the bottom box holds all the extra office supplies. (I really need to add some labels to my boxes.) And lastly the bottom shelf is all things cooking.



On the desk I have my vintage file sorter, which houses things like my stapler, calculator and Storage magazines. I also have my four household binders, which I will be redo this week. Stay tuned for those updates.






Thanks for visiting my office space. Till next time...




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22 comments:

  1. Wow!! You always amaze me with your organization life style!! I have come to realize that organizing is an every day task.. for me that is parting with stuff! and trashing it!! I wish I could get to this point.. One day my friend one day!!

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  2. You know that is a pretty big desk space for a kitchen, I'd say you are lucky even if you didn't get the 2nd bedroom.

    Bliss

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  3. Iesha! You are quit the organizer...I love it! It's such a great feeling to have everything in it's place. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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    Have a crazy beautiful week!

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  4. You created a wonderful office space in a little space. Very organized!
    I'm a new follower, Mary Alice

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  5. Love this! =) Welcome back to blogging...

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  6. When you say your kitchen desk area, I imagined the typical kitchen desk area. But when I look at your pictures, I’m surprised! You have done a great job in turning it to be your office. Well, you may not be used to a smaller office, but it can actually give you several advantages. For one, having a small space means less mess (which is my usual problem). But I guess it will never be a problem for you because you’re well-organized.
    {Jimmy Colwell}

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  7. Such a great space with great lighting. I love the built in shelves.

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  8. What a great use of the space you have. The lighting is great and so are the open shelves.

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  9. Wow, I love this. Wish I had a centrally located office - the more I take on, the more that manages to fall threw the cracks. Newest follower - need all the organizational help I can get. Thanks for sharing, liz

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  10. Nicely done! That is one great working space. It simply looks like an executive office at home with style. :)

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  11. Your work space is wonderful and so organized! Thank you for sharing it at the Open House party.
    xx, Sherry

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  12. So neat and tidy! I love it! I would look for extra work just to be able to hang out in this cute space!

    ~Abby =)

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  13. You prepare room as nice and lovely. I think you can work in here as free.

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  14. It is all so beautiful, but I am especially smitten with the fantastic shelves! You styled them so beautiful, yet with so much function! Kudos darlin'! And I love your embellished memo board too, just fantastic!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  15. If you’re not quite satisfied with your office space, you can look around in your area for rental office space. There are lots of beautiful office spaces, some of which are in a high-rise building. The good thing about office spaces in the building is that you can have a good view of the entire city. But with the beautiful office area that you have, I don’t think you’ll consider renting, am I right? +Clayton Steadham

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  16. Your office looks so clean and organized! Are you happy with your new office? I'm infatuated with that side shelf! You organized every little piece in that room to perfection! You have an amazing eye for detail! Congratulations! :)

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  17. Your office looks neat and beautiful. Will you please share some more picture from some distance?

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  18. Not bad. Your office looks nice. Thanks for sharing your awesome organisational skills to the readers. Happy working !

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  21. Cleared sand fresh space You can start working there :) I like the "W" letter made with corks, Cheers Design Sink ideas

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