Let me start of with a few things... 1) I really am not usually this messy. 2) I was sick for two weeks before Christmas, so did not clean a whole lot. 3) We live in a tiny house, like really small, 650 sq.ft small, with four people and a husband that loves "stuff".
So I saw this post from Kojo designs and knew I had to try things out. Because I was so fed up with my bedroom I decided this was where I should start. I know I could have done a room where everyone sees it, but really those are easily picked up right now and this, well, it just wasn't. Here are some before pics of my desk and side table next to it.
It was bad... really, really bad. One of my goals this year is to really not spend money unless I need to, I decided not to buy anything new to organize it. Its a work in progress still but Its clean. I can sit at my desk and actually see the whole screen. I can light a candle on the table and not worry about burning my house down. I found things I thought I had lost long ago and I got rid of things that I have not used in months. I have a pile of things for ebay now and a stack of papers still to file, but it was raining and I needed to go play JustDance2 with the boys. :) So here is what it looks like now. Definitely better, I could vacuum, I dusted and I had a big smile on my face when it was done. Now I just need to keep it this way!