Felt like I wanted to skip down the hallway the other night when I finally figured out how to rearrange my desk. You know when some furniture or decor arrangement is just not working and then finally it clicks?
I was all excited because I bought a new monitor to connect to my laptop. Working on a big screen is going to be SO nice. BUT, before I knew it everything on top of the desk down to the pencil cup was irking me and the arrangement wasn't working. I am sensing a pattern...typically I have to completely unravel things and it all has to go to hell until I get a game plan of how to put it back together. And by 'unravel' I mean full blown, everything on the floor, lamps unplugged, 'why don't you just clean the whole area while you are at it' type of unravel.
Over a year ago during a storage meltdown, I picked up a file cabinet on craigslist to store all my different stocks of paper. I covered it with chevron contact paper and it tucked nicely under the desk. That solved some of the storage issues that come with having such a minimalistic desk.
I also use this red box for little desk drawer-ish stuff. I love the pop of color and extra storage but it takes up a lot of room on the desk. I ALWAYS feel like I need more light and have thought about putting another lamp on the desk, but there is no room, and is that even allowed? Finally it hit me - roll out the little cabinet and place a lamp on top. I realize this isn't rocket science people but I was SO happy. It gives me a whole other surface when I am working, too.
It's a bit of a hodge-podge but for now it works and the functionality it is amazing. Let out a little 'YES!' for figuring out how to incorporate some light in that corner, get the monitor in the mix, and still save my red box. Phew. After the revamp detour I am now ready to sit down and be uber productive!!