Restoring Office Functionality
The Crowders want to get their shared home office in order.
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Before: Out of Control Clutter
Christie Crowder runs a consulting business out of an 11' x 12' office in her home. Since husband Curtis uses the office as a well, the space tends to get a little cluttered.
Now with a baby on the way, Christie no longer has time to organize her office and the space has gotten out of control.
It is overcrowded with office supplies, software boxes and luggage. Piles of paper make the desk virtually unusable, the closet is jam packed with junk, and too much furniture makes maneuvering around the room nearly impossible. In addition, electronic equipment is scattered about, making performing a simple task anything but simple.
Disorganized files fight for space with packaging for software. Office supplies are scattered everywhere.
Travel bags seem to multiply in the dark. Many are unused, and most are not stored in any particular spot.
Professional organizer Monica Ricci is prepared to transform Christie's office back into a manageable workspace. She shares her plan, starting with sorting through all those piles of paper and either filing the items or sending them to the shredder. She also wants to add more shelving, improving the clutter control, redo the closet, and add a fresh gold paint color to the walls.
Designer Mike Patrick created a Northern Plains-style office that is both sophisticated and rustic.