You know that place in your house where everything ends up? If you're not sure where to put something, it's that place where you put it until you figure out the thing's permanent home? Maybe its a rocking chair or a treadmill. Maybe its one side of your bed (my sister did this when we were younger she slept on one side and piled shit on the other side). For us, it is the "desk" in our room. I put the word in quotation marks because it has no drawers and to me, in order for it to qualify as a desk it must have drawers. A desk without drawers is a table. The husband doesn't quite share my view on this as it is his desk from college. I would love to get rid of it and find a desk with drawers but he's a wee bit frugal so I'm working with what I have. The lack of drawers really poses an organizational problem and the desk goes widely unused for reasons I'm not entirely sure of. Mail, clothes, cameras, and other random objects end up living on the desk for an indefinite period time. Even in the one organizational tool we have everything was askew.
A couple of weeks ago, I'd had enough and decided I was going to organize the desk and hopefully use it as a place to do things, like
online shop and surf Pinterest write lessons and pay bills. I didn't really do much but go buy a few more bin things (I don't know what to call them) and 2 bulletin boards. I switched out Hubby's college degree (he was a little salty but he has an office now so he can put them there) and put the two bulletin boards up and added the bins for more places to put papers and writing utensils.
I am so pleased with this small clean up. It subsequently makes the rest of the room feel cleaner even though it's not at all. Now the trick is keeping all the clothes off of the desk and actually putting the mail and other papers where they belong instead of throwing them haphazardly on the desk. This will probably last about two weeks and then I'll come home from book club happy hour and throw my clothes on the chair and my shoes on the desk and fall face first into bed. Sigh.