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Saturday, January 9, 2010

God Bless Target and Office Depot


So, all of this talk about organizing and cleaning has put me in the mood...majorly! The mood to organize. (get your minds out of the gutter!)

Kate over at Centsational Girl had some fabulous tips during her "5 Days To A Fresh Start." Go check it out and be inspired like I was. 

Since I was bitten by the organizing bug at 6am on Friday and couldn't dash out to get some supplies (sad face) I got out of bed and started cleaning the room I was going to tackle...the office/guest room.  YIKES!

Let me just show you the hideousness...

I can't even tell you how much I hate the desk. Unfortunately, my husband loves it (and bought it) so I can't throw it in the dumpster take it to Goodwill.

When Target finally opened I rushed over a picked up a bookshelf that I had seen on sale for $26. Ended up only being $20. YAY! Good thing it was inexpensive because I had to put it together!


 It was a pain in the butt and Goliath kept getting in my way. You can see his cute, messy face in the picture.

I also got these super cute file boxes from Office Depot on sale for $5.41 and the clear one at Target for $1.50. I got 3 gray ones for papers and DVD's and 2 of the clear ones for supplies.


We also have two large file bins for important documents and all of the husbands military papers/certificates/manuals/etc. (which adds up after 6.5 years)

After many hours of cleaning and sorting through everything and tripping over my dog about a hundred times, here is where I ended up! It will have to do for now...

 Hubby's cars from like the 8th grade. PACK RAT!

I'm not loving the little basket there but, I'm sure I'll be tossing things
in it by tomorrow, haha.

Sorry this pic is so dark

All loose change now has a home : )

Just enough room to fit my Mary Kay bags
We'll be getting a matching bookshelf to put on the left side.
And yes, my wedding dress is still hanging up outside the closet...

This room is in SERIOUS need of some paint but, we're not allowed ..::sad face::..
The printer goes in the corner but, I didn't put I left it off for the pic.
The sewing machine was my Grandmother's then my mom's and now it's mine!
It's old but, I love that it's been passed down.

I'll be much happier when hubby let's me get a new desk. I'm content with it for now...kinda.

I hope everyone has a fun, safe weekend! Stay warm : )  

I'm linking up because I put this darn thing together without my Hubby!!


Thankfully Thrifty said...

Nice file bins! Who knew those existed? We need a file cabinet, or so hubby says, but they're so ugly! I think a bin would work! They still on sale?

Jennie said...

I'm the one who puts most of our stuff together too. That thing looked like a monster to put together. Great Job...what an accomplishment!

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite