Organizing always seems like such a good idea.....especially when I'm flipping through design magazines and see "the perfect" laundry room, a sumptuously sexy closet, or a very well-detailed office space. It looks like pure magic and I almost always wish that my fairy godmother would wave her magic wand and this, too, could be MINE. But alas, it never seems to happen quite that way. This time around, I devised a plan allowing for the least amount of anxiety or overwhelming WTF (Why The Fuss, that is) moments that always seem to happen when doing work on my own space.
Before getting too deep into a design and overwhelming yourself, sit down and brainstorm on how you want your new closet to look and function. What items do you need to store? What do you need easy access to? Currently, what is it about your closet/workspace/laundry room/etc. that causing you to be less productive with your day? If you're not sure....take a few days and as you go through your daily routine take note of what you wish would function more fluidly. I promise that this will pay off in the end versus just dashing into a DIY Pinterest project.
As I can attest, the idea of organizing, cleaning, and re-developing your office space can be stressful and seem like more work than its worth. You may feel a bit wonky at some point during your project if you choose to DIY (we admittedly have and we do this for a living!), but remember that there are oodles of professionals (ahem) who can help you, give you pointers, and do so at a reasonable rate. All you have to do is ask. It's really just that easy. Alternatively, if you do a quick web search, you will find many blogs on DIY closets, tutorials from the Container Store, or Inspired Organization for nearly ANY space of your life. Its borderline amazing the things available to us at the click of a few buttons that can aid us in becoming a more successful and time efficient wizard.
Here at All Things Esque, we often get caught up in the numerous projects we're working on and let our work spaces take the brunt of a hectic week. With day-to-day life, work, and our continuously growing business, we have acquired more supplies, more files and geez-Louise, have we collected more receipts. We love what we do and are always striving to work smarter, not harder. That’s why we have decided to reorganize our "creative" closet to be as dope as hell!
Check out some of these spaces that we have found ultra inspiring for our closet:
Have organization tips or questions? Please feel free to share and ask-- We love coming up with creatively functional solutions and learning new tips along the way!