This past week I moved my DIY efforts into my studioffice. It needed some major decluttering. When we moved to the lake house over a year ago, I set the room up the same way I had in my previous house. It worked fine for awhile, but not anymore. It is way too cluttered with stuff I no longer need. The room went on a diet this week.
I will show you all that I did on Monday, but today I wanted to share where I got some of my decluttering inspiration.
My blogging friend Jenn Lifford who blogs at Clean & Scentsible wrote a book that was just published entitled, The Home Decluttering Diet.
I found many ideas in Chapter 9 – Slenderizing The Home Office to help me get my studioffice lean and clean, too!
I loved how Jenn organized her desk by making DIY desk drawer dividers.
Back when I first started blogging, I posted about how I covered box lids to organize all the stuff in my desk. They worked great, but I wanted to customize the way the drawer contents were organized even more so that everything had its own place sized just right for every item.
So I headed to Lowes to buy 1/4″ hobby boards…
…and used my miter saw to start cutting the boards to fit the items I wanted to keep in the drawer. You can remove all the drawer contents first and use painter’s tape to create a pattern to follow, but I used the items to gauge how big each section should be. Once I had the arrangement I liked, I removed the boards and painted them white. (This step is optional). Once the paint was dry, I placed the boards back in and glued the boards together.
Once the glue was dry, I placed the items I kept back in the drawer.
One part of my decluttering efforts done. :-)
If you are looking for some inspiration to organize your way to a clean
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Looking for more drawer organizing ideas? Check out this post: How to Organize Drawers and More