Today, Apartment Therapy posted the 3rd assignment for the January Cure. After completing this weekend's assignment with flying colors ... literally - check out my flowers...
I am inspired to continue today's assignment. The goal for this evening is to get new perspective on a space that may not be your favorite. For me, its our "home office"...you know, that extra bedroom that would serve as a child's room (if you had children) but instead, it has a desk that is covered in mail and a closet filled with boxes of more junk that you can't seem to get rid of. So after 2 years..its time to reevaluate this space!
I have a visual of what I want the room to be...still a home office but since we have guests often, I would like it to be a guest bedroom as well...so now this space has two functions other than the holder of all the "is this really trash" items.
So how do I accomplish this?
First step: Throw it away! I have a problem, I am slowly becoming a hoarder (its genetic) and I want to stop it before someone has to dig me out of my home. So all those old receipts for insignificant purchases - out. All that mail that has been opened and handled...out! Old issues of Brides magazine (now that i'm married, I really don't need them - not like I used them anyway) all gone!
Second step: Organize! There will be left over documents & keepsakes that I will want to keep but just need a better system. File cabinets & desk organizers. Since our desk has no drawers - all those pens and pencils need a place.
Now that its all organized - its time to plan - literally draw a plan. I want to layout how to arrange the space so it can function as an office but is comfy and inviting for guests! So I will draft up a few ideas...then look for furniture!
For me - this assignment will take some time to accomplish but its nice to finally have a goal set and a plan of action! I will post before/after pics & the sketches of how I plan to move forward!