Cheers to a FRESH start!

Who else has a “holiday hangover” besides me? I’m already missing hanging out with my mom, waking up (at noon) and drinking coffee out of the mug my dad set out for me right next to the coffee maker and of course spending time with friends and family that I only see a couple of times throughout the year.  Just as I’m allowing my reminiscing to get me into a full on winter funk I remember! What is wrong with me? This is a FRESH start! Let’s get organized! Make a schedule! Begin the workouts! Finally throw out the eggnog and put the Christmas decorations away! (carefully cause you’ll see those Target Christmas balls again lol)

First things first though.  Let’s get organized. What good is a home decorated within an inch of its life if things aren’t organized? Organization and killer decor go hand in hand.  So let’s get started with your office space, specifically your desk.  That’s always the “catch-all” at my house.

Photos (not in frames or pined to corkboard/ memo boards), letters, mail, pens and all the little knick knacks on your desk need to be organized if your office space has any chance of looking ready for business in 2011.  More than likely most if not all of these should be hidden or contained for a clutter free look.  Consider these ideas from REAL SIMPLE.

Image from REAL SIMPLE

 

Image from REAL SIMPLE

 

 Another area that can get very disorganized quickly is the laundry room.  Throw a family in the mix and there will be guaranteed missing socks galore.  Check out some of these options from Apartment Therapy to get you excited about doing laundry…well, organized anyway ; )

Image from Apartment Therapy
Image from Apartment Therapy

 

Image from Apartment Therapy
Image from Apartment Therapy

 

 And lastly, brace yourself, let’s walk slowly toward your closet.  Take a deep breath and exhale.  How organized is it?  Look at these extra tidy ones.  These guys are major overachievers!  Also, keep in mind that if you hang, fold, and stack your clothes and shoes by color it will look a lot more organized.  That alone will make a major difference.

   
Image from Apartment Therapy
Image from REAL SIMPLE
Image from REAL SIMPLE
Image from REAL SIMPLE
Image from Apartment Therapy
Image from Apartment Therapy

Image from Apartment Therapy

 

Best of luck!  Start the year off right and get your space organized! 

 Trust me.  I’ll be taking my own advice…

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