I’ve been toying with the idea of becoming a professional organizer and so I’ve been reading a lot on the subject. My mom found an article for me to read about right brainers vs. left brainers and how that affects a person in the realm of organizing. I found out that I’m just about exactly half and half, but I could have told you that without the quiz. Because I am 50/50, it makes things interesting.
I’ve been organizing and reorganizing my office space trying to come up with something that will really work for me. I love unique, asymetrical and unusual ways of decorating, but I can’t handle too much clutter or too many bright colors surrounding my work place. Otherwise I am wayyy to distracted. I am also one of those people who keeps a planner and feels lost without it. I have a million sticky notes with lists and reminders to myself. However, these mounds of notes start to drive me crazy, and then I end up re-writing and re-organizing them so they look nice and neat. CRAZY, I know. But if I don’t write things down and keep them where I can see them, then they simply won’t get done and I will forget about them. That is where my left brain and right brain clash creating an impossible work space. I need to find my happy medium where things are still where I can see them, but they aren’t an eye sore.
I found some really great vintagey/rustic looking organizing essentials at the Pottery Barn website. And it’s more affordable. These cute metal pails come in a set of 3 for only $15. And you could probably find the same thing at a discount garden center for less.
To coordinate with the pails, they have a burlap “cork” board with metal horizontal rods to keep papers and other flat objects secure and a hanging pouch for smaller items or extra push pins. Unfortunately, it’s $199, but I bet I could make one myself for a lot less.
I love how old fashioned a chalk board is. There’s something more fun about using chalk than dry erase markers. Plus they don’t smell.
These might not fit every need I have, but, I think they’re beautiful and simple. I’m curious to see what works for your home organization. Are there any amazing, budget accessories I need to know about?