Friday, October 28, 2011

Office organizing

Where I work, I share a rectangular office space with another lady. I have my corner by the door, and she has the other end by the window. We ended up with our spaces in the little rectangle by default - her large L-shaped desk would only fit against the far corner, otherwise it would block the door. So my little rolltop hand-me-down from my in-laws got the corner space by the door. Less private, less space, but I get to keep my eye on the front door, who comes in, who goes out, etc. So I really like it :)

What I haven't liked (for the past 2 years we have been in this office space), is how my chair back has ended up being my dumping ground for the numerous coats I seem to accumulate in the office. Some are necessary, some are at the office because I don't need them at home and so instead of giving them away I keep them at the office, you know, just in case I need an extra one day...

 It was getting so that they were always falling off and getting on the floor. So one day last week I decided that instead of getting rid of some so there weren't so many on my chair, the solution was to get some of those stick on the wall hooks that could be removed easily later without leaving a mark. Yup, I went ahead and ordered me some 3M hooks and this week they came! I arranged them on the wall, waited the one hour the instructions say to wait before hanging things on them, and tada!

I love how the wall looks so much nicer now, and my chair back is totally bare! Yay! Now I can grab whichever coat I need without doing a juggling act to get it out of the pile. All for about five bucks!


  1. I am about to do the same to the inside of a closet door.
    Your office looks nice and bright.

  2. Don't you love how just a little organization can make our lives so much better!! Great idea, and for $5, can't beat it!

  3. It looks great! And now you can free your mind of the clutter issue and concentrate on work!

  4. Mary, that is a good idea, maybe I'll use the extra hook on the inside of a door somewhere...
    Noelle - I agree - small price tag for big organizational win :)
    Daisy - thanks! I haven't had to 'rehang' anything since like I used to have to do on my chair weekly. Definite concentration plus :)


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