another WORKSPACE post

Someone I live with might have mentioned to me that the time between my posts is getting longer and longer, and they’re sounding a bit down lately. And that’s totes true. Mostly because when I’m busy in real life, my consistency goes out the window. BUT NOT SO ANYMORE! Behold, a post within 2 days of my last post. AND on a cheerier subject – our new office space. YAY!

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a nerd for all things workspaces, home offices, and stationery. The only downside about moving this years was that I finally got my workspace just so, and I had a whole separate room with two desks and lots of space to play around with. Now we both share one desk and one corner of our combined kitchen/living/dining rectangle. I’ve been plotting and planning how to get our this space working at its optimal form, taking into consideration the following:

1. We can’t hang anything on the walls – including command hooks
2. We have limited wall space thanks to some awesome windows
3. We’re sharing the space – a challenge unto itself.

I knew a shelving unit was the answer – something to corral all our stuff without looking too bulky, blocking the windows, and not costing an arm and a leg. And after weeks of looking, researching, planning, and convincing Joel that yes, this is absolutely essential to my our wellbeing, and with a little help from my pals at Ikea and a 5 day weekend, I finally got to finish step one of our remodel. Nothing dramatic, but it’s much better than what we had before. Take a gander!

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Before, view one: hodge-podge, and stuff stacked on the ground, spilling out of the shelves
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Before, view two: more hodge-podge + desk
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After! New shelves. More space, and no more shit stacked on the floor
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Wheeee tidy desk, too. With a calendar to make me feel guilty keep me on track

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Our old spice/medicine rack re-purposed into a stellar stationery rack (those 4 for $2 fat spice jars from Ikea are awesome for holding paper clips and tacks and other small things)

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Still figuring out with Joel the best way to store all his bits and bobs – another work in progress.
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Mascots.
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🙂

The open shelves make the space feel bigger, and they aren’t as clunky or bulky as the ones we had before. Plus matching (+10). And the adjustable, stackable shelves mean we can add and change it up depending on how much space we need. Even if it did take about 2 hours of assembling and reassembling to get the shelves measured juuuust right. And walking in and seeing stuff put away because there is room to put is totes amaze.

I sat in the new workspace and wrote tonight, and it felt good. It’s a new place to help me get stay back on track. Yes, that’s me. Totally inspired by Ikea shelves and a few cute stationery bits.

Here’s to new starts and renewed productivity!

xo

3 thoughts on “another WORKSPACE post

  1. Point of order! I see a calendar on the wall after you clearly stated you could not hang anything on the wall. Tsk, tsk….blasphemer!

    1. Nope! It’s pinned to a cork board, which is resting on the ledge of the window. The top also has about 14 pieces of sticky tack as reinforcement. Take that, nails!

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