Organizing Revolution “Prize” Challenge: Office

Organizing Revolution "Prize" Challenge

Welcome to Week #1 of the Organizing Revolution “Prize” Challenge! This week we are going to be tackling our office spaces. Our challenge will only last for 4 weeks. We encourage you to join every challenge to be entered into the grand prize drawing at the end of the 4 weeks!

This week we are organizing the home office or desk area in your office.

To get you inspired I’m going to show you how I organized my office this past summer. Before, this was a room that was just wasting away but with a little creative thinking I was able to transform it into a clean, organized space that’s perfect for working and creating!

Let’s start with the left side of the room.  This is where most of the things in my office are stored, let me show you…

This stack of drawers is where I store almost all of my craft supplies.  When I purchased this from the AS IS section of IKEA it was missing two drawers, which worked out perfectly for me!  I store all my paint brushes and taller items in the top drawer and use the others for “flatter” items.  I labeled each drawer with vinyl letters so I know exactly where to find things.

I also purchased these boxes and IKEA and then personalized them with scrapbook paper labels.  Having these big box has been awesome because they provide so much extra storage!

I keep my NeatDesk Scanner on one of the shelves with a bucket to hold “need to be scanned” receipts.  I love my NeatDesk scanner and I’m so excited that one of you will win one if you participate in this challenge!!!

I also purchased these glass canisters at IKEA and use them for storing all sorts of things!  Here they are hold thread, glue sticks and twine.  I also purchased some little spice jars to hold buttons, brads, etc.

Above the drawers I have my “brain”.  I made this message board to keep my thoughts organized so I wouldn’t have sticky notes all over my desk.  Here I can keep track of deadlines, pin up magazine pages with project ideas, update my project list, etc.  I love this message board and it was pretty simple to make.  Click here for the tutorial.

On the other side of the room I have even more creative storage solutions.  Because I don’t have a ton of it, and I think it’s pretty, I used 3M hooks to hang all my Silhouette vinyl on the wall.

Below the vinyl I hung these IKEA wall organizers for storing ribbon, and even more spice jars, filled with random crafting accessories.

My husband and I also built this custom work space for my Silhouette, printer, sewing machine, or whatever it is I’m using it for at the moment.  My favorite thing about it is the extra shelf below that I use for even more storage!  The wire baskets provide lots of extra storage and keep things off the floor!  This is where I keep my “to do” sewing projects, you can see Flounder needs a little fixin’.

To see even more of my office makeover click here.

Now it’s your turn!


To join our week 1 challenge, follow these 5 steps:


2. TAKE PICTURES of your organized space.  For picture tips see this post.

3. LINK UP to the challenge from your blog or Pinterest (by Thursday night).  If you need help see this post.

4. FOLLOW ALL of the hosts of the challenge on Pinterest & Facebook (below).

5. VOTE for your favorite space of the week (Friday-Sunday)


Below are the prizes for the winners of the week 1 challenge. (1st, 2nd & 3rd place wins)

1st Place ~ NeatReceipts Scanner$199.95 Value

2nd Place ~ $100 Gift Certificate to A Time For Everything Etsy Shop

3rd Place ~ Clever Container: Sophisticated File Box

For details of these prizes click here.


Who are these fabulous organizing bloggers that are hosting? They are listed below. We would love for you to stop by each of our unique blogs and say hi.


The best part of the challenge… Its SUPER easy to enter & there are only 2 main rules. Follow each of us on Pinterest & Facebook! That’s it. You can get started now and follow us (below).  Remember, to be eligible to win a prize, you need to follow us ALL!


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So now that you’ve seen how my office is organized, how will you organize yours?  I can’t wait to see what creative solutions you come up with for organizing your space!  If you need a little extra motivation just remember that there are prizes!


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"Hi I'm Anna! Welcome to Ask Anna where I love to answer your household questions! I have always loved to clean, organize and decorate and this blog is a fun way for me to help you love it too! I am a busy mom of a beautiful little girl and I'm married to the love of my life. Together we fill our days with projects , laughter and love. I serve an incredible God and overall I'd say I'm truly blessed!"

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  1. Oh boy, my office is the hot spot in my house. The one that needs the MOST love. I’m guessing a week isn’t long enough for this disaster, but I work better under pressure. 🙂 Maybe this is just what I need. Happy New Year!

  2. I adore your office! The scrapbook labels on the Ikea boxes are such a great idea! Thanks for hosting the party and helping me get motivated to organize.

  3. Hello. I just stumbled across this post and was wondering if you have considered posting the directions for the table that you and your husband made? I am looking for something exactly like this and sadly (with little kiddos in the house) cannot trust myself with figuring it out!! 🙂