Wednesday, March 6, 2013

32 Reader Space: Home Office Month Round Up!

Permagrin doesn't even begin to describe the smile that has been plastered from ear to ear since checking out all of your home office link ups.  Seriously, my heart has been doing happy somersaults and I can't stop glowing!

One of the things that keeps me coming back to blog each day is YOU.  I really mean it.  I toss out challenges and wonder if anyone out there is going to participate... hoping that even if just one person catches the organizing bug, I would be happy as can be.  So imagine the delight that I was filled with, when the Home Office monthly challenge link party came to a close, and I found over 170 posts filled with amazing ideas, projects and success stories.  170!!!  That is a lot of organizing and a lot of changed lives!  Incredible.

And I checked out each and every one.  And read and read and read some more.  I had happy tears, I had smiles, I had chills and I had laughs.  Y'all seriously amaze me and inspire me down to my core. 

Today, I am excited to take a moment to bring that awesomeness front and center and share some of the incredible projects and stories with you.


There is nothing that you didn't tackle.  Everything from DIY planners and binders to filing cabinets and drawers all the way to entire room overhauls.  Big or small, it didn't matter, I was impressed!


Boy oh boy were you resourceful!  Check out how Leanne used a document tube covered in pretty paper, to wrangle her cords:

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Kelly scoured thrift stores and came home with oodles of pretty dishes and trays to organize her office drawers.  So functional and pretty!

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And Jaime gave a thrifted dish rack new life by creating a file organizer!

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It should be no surprise that washi tape made an appearance throughout many of your projects.  It just adds that extra dash of happiness!  You know I am partial to using it on file folders, and I love that many of you are too!  Don't Samantha's files look super fun?  They just may make filing a smidge more enjoyable!

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Taking advantage of the vertical space in our work areas is so important!  Many of you shared how you organized your shelves! 

Jennifer combined beauty and function, by using a mixture of attractive accessories that also doubled as storage {her camera is stored in that driftwood bowl, but it's too pretty to notice!}:

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And Iesha created the perfect balance of open and concealed storage when organizing her office shelving:

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Let's take a minute to check out where you work.  I bet many of you whistle, because man oh man are these desks happytastic!

Some spaces are tiny and tidy, yet pack a lot of punch, like this super awesome and charming desk DIY'd by Megan:

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And this just so lovely secretary desk makeover completed by Lizette:

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I stumbled across a few DIY desktops that were incredibly creative, resourceful and at the end of the day, totally blew me away!

Like this desk created by Sarah.  You will never guess where the oh-so-amazing top came from.... OK, I will tell you.  It was an extra leaf from their dining table that was often left unused!  Super smart right?

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OK, let's play again!  Here is another one that is hard to believe.  Kate's desktop is actually a reinforced piece of cardboard covered in contact paper!  Say what?!  Amazing.

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Last one for this round.  What do you get when you take a pair of hand-me-down sawhorses and combine them with a piece of plywood upholstered in white cotton duck fabric and top it with a piece of plexi?  A super fabulous and chic workspace created by Chaney!

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Let me just say that most of you work in places that anyone would be happy to call "work home".  I keep finding myself coming back to Lizzie's darling organized desk, I just love every last detail!

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Jessica did a complete home office transformation.  You won't believe your eyes, it doesn't even look like the same space.  Every last detail is absolutely incredible, that girl has got it goin' on!

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And if you love using green as much as I do, then this office transformation is for you!  Another complete room makeover, Jenn brought new life to her bright and brilliant office/craft room:

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Whoomp!  There it is!  Yeah, I just went there.  But how can you not after so much awesomeness in one post?  I know I tackled a lot of organizing in my own office in January, but these projects and spaces have given me even more ideas and inspiration that I can't wait to run with.  Hopefully, you feel the same!


 ATTENTION!!  Want to be featured in a Reader Space edition?  Have an awesome organizing story to share?  I am looking for projects that have made a positive impact to your life.  Please submit your story and photos here and I would heart to feature them right here, on the blog!!  Photos should be high resolution and unedited.  Please include a description of the project, including any costs, inspiration, and how it has changed your life and routine for the better!  Oh, and no worries my friends, we will NEVER judge "before" pictures because that just wouldn't be nice!  Only love goes on at this blog!

32 comments:

  1. hey there!

    thanks for sharing my filing drawer! i was going to reply to your comments on my blog but i thought i would pop over here instead :-) thank you again for being a big inspiration to all of us too!

    best,
    sam :-)

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  2. Jen,

    Three months into blogging and this is my first feature EVER! Thanks SO MUCH for checking out our desk...we love it!

    ~Sarah

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  3. Wow, there are so many great ideas!! I'm currently trying to organize my home office, so these are amazing! Bookmarking it!

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  4. Wow! These are all such great ideas! I wish I had an office area to organize!!

    -Sarah
    limitedspaceorganizing.blogspot.com

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  5. Ah! So much beauty in one post =)

    Thanks for sharing all these beautiful office spaces. I didn't get a chance to check out the link-up but I will now!

    (And of course, pinning for future reference!)

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  6. Great ideas as I'm redoing my office area...thanks

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  7. Wow I love the upholstered desk! I've always been interested in doing a desk DIY so maybe this will be my inspiration.

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  8. Thanks for hosting this party with all of the amazing organization ideas! Such fun to see all the gorgeous home offices. And thanks for including my shelves in your roundup :)

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  9. Hi Jen. Thank you so much for including my kitchen space in your round up. I enjoyed the party so much!

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  10. Oh my gosh, thanks so much for including my little desk! I feel so honored - there are so many awesome projects here! You have totally given me the organization bug! I love to come here for tons of inspiration!!

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  11. Wow, what an awesome surprise seeing my desk featured here! Such a treat :). Thank you! And thanks for YOUR inspiration to help me get projects like this done!!

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  12. I am loving these monthly organizing kicks! So much awesome inspiration. Thank you for sharing my office - I did a little happy dance and may have sung "She likes my office!" once or twice. It means a lot coming from my most favorite blogger, truly.
    I didn't join in with the kitchen link up because I still haven't gotten around to posting the pics on my blog but I DID tweak my organization in there, so thanks for motivating me!
    Lizzie :)

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  13. These are so great ideas!! Lots of inspiration.

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  14. Thank you so much for the feature and kind comment. I'm continually inspired by your blog, which is a good thing because I need all the help I can get when it comes to staying organized.

    Kate
    xxx

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  15. You've got a lot of very talented readers!
    Brenda

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    1. Hi Brenda!

      I couldn't agree more!! <3

      xo,
      Jen

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  16. 170 people that shared new organised spaces! Wow, you should be proud of yourself for inspiring and motivating those people Jen. However, I wonder what the total number of people who made an improvement to their organisation, function and 'pretty' appeal would be if you counted those who like me participated in a small way but didn't share pics? How high can you count?

    You always have lots of great ideas. It makes me go searching to find similar ideas here in Australia. Often wish I could participate in your giveaways.

    Thanks Geraldine

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    1. I know right? It is absolutely incredible and such a beautiful overwhelming feeling! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

      xo,
      Jen

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  17. Thanks for the sweet feature dear friend! Wow!...these transformations were awesome! reinforced cardboard? a table leaf?? so stinkin' smart :) loves to you! ♥

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  18. Great post! All of these ideas are very inspiring.

    Stacy

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  19. What awesome projects. I am always amazed at peoples' talent and creativity-- so fun! Thanks for sharing these great offices with us.

    ~Abby =)

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  20. I'm not so good at organizing things at my own end. You shared some really useful things. I'll consider them for sure. Thanks a lot.

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  21. Beautiful! I'm currently reorganizing and redecorating my workspace for sewing and crafts! Hope it looks half as good as some of these wonderful spaces! Thanks for more inspiration!

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  22. Hi Jen! Thanks so much for featuring my office makeover. You're the best! :)

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  23. Thanks so much for the feature! It was so rewarding to see my work on my favourite blog!!

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  24. I just did a search on Pinterest for home offices and didn't find much and then you posted this!!! THanks so much for the inspiration!!!

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  25. Love the ideas. I just love office stationery. Looking at this is really inspiring.

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  26. I am in LOVE with Samantha's files. Nursing school has me a little (let's face it, a lot...) behind on the Home Office project but I am trying! I'm in the process of reorganizing my filing cabinet - merging my files with my almost husband's. :) We're getting married in two months! (yikes!) Where can I find this darling washi tape that I am apparently the last one to know about and how exactly does it work? Do I use clear tape in my label maker on top of the washi tape?

    Thank you so much for your help!
    Stephanie

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    1. Hi Stephanie!

      I find most of my Washi Tape online, Etsy is a great source. And yep, clear label tape right over the top works wonders! :)

      xo,
      Jen

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  27. The office designs look dainty, pleasant, and neat. Doesn't feel like a room meant for work at all! It's as inviting as a living room. Nice. :)

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  28. All of the office designs are beautiful and so inspirational. I am trying to create some home office ideas for our family and your blog is such a wonderful help. I especially enjoyed the photos showing vertical storage. Everything is gorgeous and so organized. It was so nice to see the balance of open and concealed storage too. Great job with everything! Thank you so much for your outstanding blog!

    Deb :)

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