Hugs and Happy Organizing: Study and Office
There’s a space in all homes where it becomes the drop zone. It’s where all the items that have no home go, just so these are not in your living room or bedroom. This space has potential for many different uses and it’s up to us to create a functional areas here. This is a Hugs and Happy Organizing story about a space designated for a study.
This client’s space had become a drop zone, that being unused space for for quite a while. It’s been where papers and photos that had no home go, just to sit. Piles were piling up, books were sitting on the floor, and crafts were sitting unsused. In just 3 hours, we were able to reclaim the space for a study for her husband. Here’s what we did.
- First, the client decided exactly what this space is to be used for, that being a study. It’s where her husband will work on accelerated virtual learning. That let us know what would be needed in this space to accomplish this task.
- Starting with the floor, we went through the piles. The piles were an assortment of different papers.
- Some of the piles were her kiddo’s art work from school from the last few years. We decided what to keep, what to photograph and what to let go. This precious artwork will be stored in a portfolio in her daughter’s room.
- There was an accumulation of mail that needed to be shredded.
- Books were replaced on an amazing lawyer’s bookshelf.
- We edited, shredded, and sent items on their way.
- We consolidated office supplies into drawers for easy access.
The result is an amazing space that is ready for study! It all came down to getting started, working efficiently and knowing what the end results should be for the desired use.
If you have a space that has gotten away from you, it’s collecting paper instead of being used, now is the time to get started.
More Hugs and Happy Organizing stories here!
I’ve worked on many rooms like these. One I particularly remember was a bedroom that had become so full that we couldn’t walk in. The client discussed how she would like to redeem it as a bedroom for her daughter. It took a lot of work, but we did it. It was so satisfying to see her daughter’s bed, made and ready for sleep, in a room that had become overrun. It IS possible to reclaim these spaces… such a motivating post:)
Thanks Seana! I love that we can make a big difference for a family!