I snuck in some organization time

The not so great current storage solution

One of the problems with working in a work-in-progress office is that you spend the entire day staring at a space that desperately needs work. The last few days, while reading, I would look around and think "I really need to get this office organized." I've got a pretty tough semester and having my office in shambles makes it all that much harder. I can't find the books I need. I can't find the right calculator (graphing or financial), there are no telling where my pens are, and the place just looks terrible. I set aside one day a week, Monday through Thursday, for one course. Today's course was Accounting. Since it is the first week, the assignment was a general overview. The whole reading/assignment took me about an hour. I did a little bit of necessary work and then I decided I needed to work on the office. The priority for today was organization. With that in my mind I decided to tackle this mess:

The not so great current storage solution
The not so great current storage solution
My terribly messy desk drawer
My terribly messy desk drawer

As you can see, I had a real mess on my hand.

The storage I have now is from the kid's playroom. The red doors worked in their playroom but not so much in my office. I decided to google the heck out of Ikea Besta since that is what the current piece was. After a bit of time I decided that I would build up the system in order to create more storage. What I ended up with is this:

After(ish) storage solution
After(ish) storage solution

This isn't the best picture, but the best I could do with the setting sun coming in through the windows. Tomorrow I am going to pick up my new printer (which will go in the bottom left of the cabinet). Add eventually (maybe this weekend) I'm going to add some crown moulding to the top to make it look a little more put together.

While perusing Ikea I came across and end cap that had cutlery organizers. I grabbed a few thinking they would work perfect for my desk. And I was right!

The organized desk drawer
The organized desk drawer

Now I can easily find exactly what I need!

Not a ton done today but at least now I have an organized office. Up next - drapes! That sun is getting to be a problem in the afternoons. :-)