Organizing the Office Closet. Resolution DONE.

I talked here about getting my office closet a little more organized -- spurred on by the amazing office of Amy Meier.  I think I spent about 3 hours on this today and this is as good as it will get (I reach my limit on some projects).  

I took just about everything out and put it in its own category (e.g. office supplies, software, photos, binders, etc).  I finally had the sense to put the most often used items up front and center. I don't know why it took me 2 years to reach that conclusion.

Most of the boxes I have had for a while, but I supplemented them with white Kasset boxes from Ikea as well as some brown paper boxes (on sale) at Kate's Paperie.

While shopping at Kate's, I picked up this (one sale) wrapping paper that perfectly tied all the random boxes together.

Kate's Paperie Gift Wrap Roll, Gold,Silver Stripes on Kraft

I used the wrapping paper to cover some of my binders to try and create a unified look. I think this would probably be easier if you had some 12x12 scrap book paper, but whatev. It's done!  And yes, that strip of pink on the one binder is annoying.  Oh well.

I had lofty thoughts of putting plywood board down on the shelves (I HATE white wire shelves) and covering it in linen or burlap, but that seems too labor intesive for me at the moment.


It's not worthy of Amy Meier or Martha or Better Homes and Gardens, but I think it might give me 60 seconds of satisfaction every time I open the door.

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