See How a Pro Organizer Takes This Tiny “Cloffice” from Cluttered to Serene in Just Four Hours

published Mar 7, 2023
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Computer on desk and messy storage bins on shelf above before reorganization.
Credit: Meg Wendt

Not everyone has the luxury of having enough room in their home to have a dedicated office. But it helps to have somewhere solely to work from — even if it’s space on a desk tucked into a small corner or a tiny, windowless room. While any workspace is most conducive to working when it’s orderly (and therefore not distracting), this is especially true when it’s small and multipurpose. 

This was exactly the situation when it came to this “cloffice” (aka closet office) project, which was transformed by Meg Wendt of Roaming Darling, which offers organizing, decluttering, moving, downsizing, and staging services.

Credit: Meg Wendt

“This family recently welcomed a new baby boy and needed a new office in their apartment, so they decided to turn their closet into an office,” shares Meg. “Roaming Darling stepped in to ensure their cloffice was not only functional and organized, but also an aesthetically pleasing environment for the client to work in, and for others to see in Zoom meetings.”

The goals for the project were to make sure the client felt comfortable “happy and calm working in the cloffice.” Meg was able to make this happen with a budget of $500 and a timeframe of four hours. 

Credit: Meg Wendt

Her process was simple, but effective. “The clients gave me measurements prior to starting, so I selected ideal containment for their space,” says Meg. “On-site, we decluttered together and then I rehomed and labeled items.”

For this project, Meg used the following items from The Container Store: the Bigso Oskar Box in black, the Straight-Sided Twill Open Bin in gray, the Graphite Mesh Rotating Pencil Cup, and Sterilite 10 Gallon Tote Boxes in black. She also used a Brother P-Touch Cube Smartphone Label Maker from Walmart to label everything.

Credit: Meg Wendt

Meg shares that the hardest part of putting together this project was “figuring out which items to let go of.” This is always a struggle for clients, she explains, and they try to ensure that the space works and that they won’t house any unnecessary items. The end result, in Meg’s words, is “so calming and functions for both mom and dad. It’s cohesive, minimalist, and clean. The mom, Jenna, was so happy to go back to work in a new transformed space.” 

For anyone looking to undertake a similar makeover, Meg offers this advice: “Break it down into steps and realize that the more you get rid of, the more space there is for those things you actually love.”

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