Brigit Reclaimed Her Workspace!

Brigit is studying interior design at Parsons which requires she own a ton of art supplies needed for a variety of classes and projects. She found a great Asian inspired buffet table that she transformed into her workspace. It was a beautiful piece of furniture but in need of a little organizing.

I’m not going to lie, this was a big job. However, regardless of size, when tackling any organizing project the approach I use is always the same:

  • Go through everything, deciding what should be kept, donated, or thrown out. (tip: break it into manageable bites, one box, shelf, or area at a time)

  • While this process is being completed group like items together.

  • Wipe down the empty space.

  • Replace all items.

This is what it looked like when we were finished!

Brigit had a bunch of Clear Shoe Boxes from The Container Store. She also had Clear Accessory Boxes that were slightly smaller. These were life savers! We were able to designate places for all of her art supplies, giving each category a box that was labeled.

We used several small vases for taller items such as paint brushes and dowel rods.

We moved all of her design books from other areas of the apartment so that anything she needed to reference while working was right there.

One of my favorite things we did was use a magazine holder as a space to stack all of her paint pallets. She also had two Clear 3-Drawer Boxes that we put everyday items in (paperclips, post-its, tape, stapler etc) so they were easily accessible.

Finally, we set aside all important papers to be photographed and saved with Evernote—a perfect way to manage and organize paperwork that doesn’t take any space at all!

I had a great time working with Brigit (and puppy Roland)! She knew what she wanted and was not afraid to purge ruthlessly, now she has a clutter free space that can allow her creativity to flourish.

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