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Day 10: Baskets and Bins and Storage, Oh My!

Now that I have a nice neat closet, I’ve been thinking of ways to utilize my new-found storage space on the top shelves. Not just for this closet, but also for the others, including our laundry area. So I’ve been looking around …

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Day 1: Office Desk Makeover



Believe it or not, this is actually looking GOOD for our office. Our office/craft room/guest bedroom/storage closet has, to paraphrase something I once heard on Clean House, “a lot of slashes for one room.” It’s a workhorse.

My husband Daniel and I were married just shy of a year ago, and our combined household stash of random furniture, junk papers, old college textbooks, outdated “important” files, tools, and dead batteries was mind-blowing. Out of desperation, we shoved it all into our second bedroom and hoped for the best.

Needless to say, it was crowded.

After three months in our first apartment, we decided we hated where we lived and had to move ASAP (yes, we moved TWICE in our first year of marriage), and so the first of several huge purges began. If you think the pile in the image above is big, you should have seen that first pile! I swear we keep Goodwill in business.

Fast forward nine months. We’re finally settled into our second apartment and it is a great place to live, but we still have to work on the nitty gritty organizing. Today’s project: the office desk. Here goes nothing …

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