When the Husband Says "Get Organized", You DIY!

Recently Adam brought up some issues he was having with my work space. "There are wires and things everywhere! How do you stay organized?" I don't know what he was talking about, I knew where everything on my cluttered desk was. So what if my work area is out where guests can see it - I'm an artist! But since I've been getting back into DIY projects I decided this was the perfect opportunity for a little crafting. So really, I only got my desk organized so I could use some pretty paint. A quick run through in IKEA and I had found exactly what I needed. A set of three wood boxes and a letter tray! Not too shabby if I do say so myself! First was to paint the boxes, easy peezy. Just used a little painters tape to form the stripes. And now I've got a cute pencil holder, vendor business card holder, a catch all for wires and other random electronics and storage system for all the knick knacks that I need access to far more frequently than I should.

Southern California Wedding Photographers
Southern California Wedding Photographers
Husband and Wife Wedding Photographers
Husband and Wife Wedding Photographers
Diy Desk Organization
Diy Desk Organization
SoCal Wedding Photographers
SoCal Wedding Photographers

Also put together a desktop organizer for my computer in order to keep all my files nice and organized! Do I feel a little silly with this plaque sitting on my desk...yes I do. But here's the thing, running a business in a field you are passionate about is difficult at times. So when I start to doubt I'm doing what I should, or that I'm doing it well enough, this little guy reminds me that our hard work has meant something good to our couples! It's the little things in life! This little paper organizer is my knick knack catch all. I've utilized little cardboard boxes to keep everything in it's own little home. Ink cartridges, homemade confetti, washi tape (I'm obsessed with using it!), paperwork, rechargeable batteries and memory cards - they each have their place. Now, imagine what my desk looked like before! No wonder Adam was a little miffed...

Desktop Organizer for Photographers
Desktop Organizer for Photographers

Here is the desktop organizer I created using photoshop. Definitely helps me keep the files on my computer organized plus prioritize what my to do list will be. And yes, that is a little A. A. Milne quote. It definitely takes me back to my childhood when Winnie the Pooh said the most inspirational things I'd ever heard!

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2014-03-20_002

And here is the final product. Workspace free of clutter! If you have additional ideas for organization, whether you're a photographer or not, I would love to hear them!! You can never be too organized! Happy Friday Everyone!