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Desk Makeover 2014

Desk Area Before and After

Desk Area Before and After
Since Rick and I decided last week that we were going to stay in our apartment for another year, I decided it was high time we did something about my desk area. It was covered in junk. It was dark. It lacked storage. And most importantly, I hated sitting there.

The first step was moving the printer off of my desk and into living room by Rick’s desk, making my desk feel much less cramped. I might even be able to use the space for crafting, as well as computer stuff, which is pretty exciting.

Bulletin Board The next step was taking down the stupid dinky shelf that sat right above my desk and moving my bulletin board into its place. Because of where it used to be situated in the corner, it was hard to use and reference. Now it is right in front of me, so I’ve filled it with happy memories and my style guide for the blog for easier reference.

Owl and Washi Tape The next step was putting up a new shelf where the big old black board and bulletin boards used to be. This was critical because it let me get a bunch of stuff off of the desk. I still need to find some nice boxes to help organize stuff, but the extra storage space has already made a huge difference.

Funko Toys Moving stuff around also made space for some of my new vinyl toys, including my Garrus Funko Pop toy. I like how he looks down on me while I work, like he’s defending my position or something.

All in all, while the changes are relatively small, they’ve already made me much happier. The area just feels more open and spacious and has motivated me to be much more productive.

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18 Comments

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    Jane Y.
    March 24, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    i like the new set up. oh man. i want to pick apart my desk area now. this might lead to me wanting to pick up apart the entire apartment… uh oh. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Mariko
      March 24, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      Yeah… we really need to give the house an overhaul. We’ve been here long enough that things are really getting cluttered and dirty. Time to start purging, I guess.

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    Stephanie Medeiros (@ohnerdjoy)
    March 24, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Garrus can now do calibrations for you. ๐Ÿ˜› Organizing desk areas is one of my favorite things, is that weird?

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      Mariko
      March 24, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      Hehe. And no, you’re not weird. I totally understand.

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    Nagareboshi
    March 24, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Wow, what a difference! Your desk are looks amazing now and so much brighter. Enjoy working there. ^^

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      Mariko
      March 24, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      Thank you! It is much better now. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    nerdburger
    March 24, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    It looks so much cleaner and organised now. You put so much effort in. So fantastic.

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      Mariko
      March 25, 2014 at 11:42 am

      Thank you! I’ve still got a bit of work to do, but so far I’m thrilled with the results.

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    margotmeanie
    March 24, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Looks cute! We’re planning on redoing the office in our home within the next month or two! I’m excited to posh it up and make some more storage/display space!

    <3

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      Mariko
      March 25, 2014 at 11:41 am

      Good luck! Having an office area you like being in is so important to actually getting stuff done.

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    Joie Fatale
    March 24, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I like the new set up! And I feel like it’s always good to have your Pop!s and other collectibles keeping an eye out for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    sophierocious
    March 25, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Nice! I bet you’re going to enjoy sitting there now ๐Ÿ™‚ I need to do the same thing, I’ve just been putting it off.

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      Mariko
      March 25, 2014 at 11:40 am

      Do it!!! I can’t believe what a huge difference such relatively small changes make.

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    Fiona
    March 25, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Looks so much better and I bet it makes you feel way more productive in ๐Ÿ™‚ I spy your cute cat calendar too!

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      Mariko
      March 25, 2014 at 11:38 am

      Thank you! I wasn’t sure of the best place for my calendar, but he seems pretty cozy on my new shelf.

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    ariellalphabet
    March 25, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    It looks so much better now! I love all your action figures and general cuteness. I’m moving out this year as well so hopefully I can find a good place to set up shop other than dragging my laptop around the house!

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      Mariko
      March 25, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      Yeah, having a dedicated office spot is pretty crucial for me.Good luck with your move!

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