home office makeover: before and after

Like many before me, my home office was a disaster. It had become the dumping ground for things with no home–spare planner paper, books in disarray, a random travel pillow. However, it still needed to function as a home office for the days I work from home, be the place to make The Edible Bookmark happen, and a spare bedroom for guests.

I started with the mess on the desk. If I could unearth the contents below the piles and begin with a clean slate, I knew anything was possible. With the clutter gone and a pin-board that was once again useable, I was on my way.

Slowly, I moved corner to corner making a path and putting everything in order. Eventually, I could see clear across the room to the cute fuzzy stool I purchased from Home Goods earlier in the year.

Then, it was time to clean off the bed (ignore the wrinkled sheets) and make sense of the book-case so the final pieces of the rebuild could begin.

Until finally, the task at hand was complete. I now enjoy writing, working, blogging, and to be perfectly honest–just staring at the reclaimed space. It took an entire weekend, but it was worth it and a small sacrifice considering the countless hours I’ve already spent using the room. I hope this provides inspiration to those who think they can’t tackle ‘that room’ in their homes. Trust me–if I can do it, so can you!