Not only do I run my own business as a Decorator and have an online shop to manage, I do the Accounts Payable, Receivables and Payroll for the Raz Man's business. I manage my Sweet Mama's affairs, a rental property, a vacation home (ok, so no points for that one) and our own home. Multi tasking is something I am good at. I can keep various design projects running smoothly, the bank accounts sorted and most people happy most of the time.
BUT...when it comes to my office, I am a complete disaster. My lack of organization is a disaster. Perhaps because I work alone from home most of the time, I let thing s slip because no one sees my office. Lately I've been starting work later in the morning and becoming increasingly frustrated about the state of my desk and the constant rummaging around to find printer cartridges, staples, the paint chip I need for a project, stamps and even my check book.
A couple of weeks ago the folks at Staples Canada contacted me to see if I would be interested in receiving a gift basket of goodies featuring Staples’ Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery I actually thought someone had secretly submitted a photo of my Wild and Wooley office to some kind of Office Makeover/Disaster Contest. My basket arrived the other day and I am completely inspired by the simple white organizers and the pretty organizing accessories. I was thinking that this line would make a fabulous and practical gift for a co-worker or friend, all tied up with pretty ribbons and an ornament.
Later today I am going to give my work space an overhaul, putting my lovely Martha Home Office to use. Below are some photos of the ugliness that is my office.
Stay tuned for the Makeover Reveal.
|Window ledge clutter|
|Ugly plastic file holder from 20 years ago|
|Boxes to hold check books, old jars to hold pens etc...looks like a thrift shop.|