Setting Up My Inspiring Space – The Office Before

I’ve fallen under the new year’s inspiration. No matter how hard I try not to (because I hate cliches), there’s something so rejuvenating about a new year that makes you want to start fresh. Technically my start fresh began around September as I started decluttering our house. Clutter depresses me. It makes me feel so icky and heavy. I finally had enough of it in September. So I went crazy decluttering our home which in turn makes my life feel decluttered and I’m able to breathe again.

Last week I got into another spurt of decluttering frenzy as I was moving the twins into separate rooms (more about that later, maybe). So their rooms have ended up pristine and clutter-free. Our master bedroom is now serene and clutter free. The playroom is now clutter-free. The living room is decluttered.

Our house may look pristine (or what I call “Toddler Pristine”) but our poor office has been neglected in the meantime. Promise you’ll look quickly then look away. Don’t stare at it for too long…

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Papers and gadgets strewn about on our desks.

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My blue craft table has resurfaced after living outside for a year. Right now it’s home to baby items we’re giving away to friends.

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The Expedit shelf has been the catch-all for my craft crap.

I told you it’s been neglected. As I’ve been cleaning and purging everything else, the items that I wanted to keep but didn’t have an immediate place for were thrown into the office. Aaron and I share an office space and it can get very busy in here. The clutter on our desks makes me panic. I’m serious. I have heart palpitations looking at these photos. However, I know that everything here has a place. I just haven’t had time to do anything with it. But now that the kids’ rooms are at least set up and clean (more on that later, maybe), I can start focusing my attention on creating an inspiring space for both Aaron and I to get work done.

I’m not working toward anything Pinterest-y. I mean, some of the home offices you see on Pinterest are so staged and impractical, it hurts. A practical office always has a certain level of messy if it’s really being used. That’s just my opinion though. If you’re into that perfection, more power to you. I just want a space that’s organized, practical, and inspiring…and even feels a little bit used because that makes me feel at home.

So here we go, new year’s project…

To be continued.

Now seriously, stop looking at these photos. It’s embarrassing.

  • Natalia - Nothing embarrassing about anything you write about. You keep it real. I love that about your posts. I would love to read about the individual kid’s room. ReplyCancel

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