What we're sharing here, dear readers, is a bit of an embarrassment. But we'll push our shame aside in the spirit of this month's organizing and cleaning theme, and we're asking for your help!
This is our home office/ art studio/ craft room/ mudroom/ dump-spot, as seen mid-cleanup. It's where we enter the house, from the backyard, and it's a mess. We're in a constant state of disarray, piles of magazines and mail litter our desk, shoes clutter up the path to the door and yes, we have a gigantic hole in our ceiling (it leads to the attic crawl space).
During the week we use the desk as an office space but come Saturday, the desk becomes a work bench and our garden gloves and tools creep in. As we sit writing this, a chainsaw, power drill and reciprocating saw just made their way to the one empty space on the floor....next to the sewing machine and behind our tax files.
Our goal for this month is to get organized and find a method that works for our everyday real life (not the one we aspire to have)....but we need some ideas. We plan on finding a new, smaller desk and bringing in some file cabinets. But we'd like to know: what tried and true methods do you swear by? Our ears are wide open...