Some day I’d love a real old-fashioned, leather chair, pipe smoking (fake, of course), bookshelf lined walls, hunting dog laying at your feet type of library study. Until the military stops moving us every couple of years, I’m happy with our traditional looking furniture in our study. It evokes the library feel that I dream of and I’m able to move it with me to each new house.
We try to keep the top of the desk clear since the entire family uses this computer and desk. You may recognize the Big Bang Theory pencil cup I made (it’s still a family favorite). I also keep the organizing box on the right side of the desk to hold loose papers rather than having them pile up on top of the work space area.
The desk has a ledge underneath that I use to hold some other items that we need to have accessible but that I want out-of-the-way. The red box is a repurposed Costco box and the green box is a repurposed paper towel box. They work perfectly to hold our items and I don’t have to feel guilty if they don’t work in our next house. I’ll just recycle them.
The drawer to the desk is very shallow so regular drawer organizers don’t fit. I simply cut down one of my favorite repurposed lettuce trays and it works perfectly to organize pens and pencils.
I pulled out the label maker to label each of the bazillion cords that are plugged in under the desk. I can’t tell you how much time and frustration this has saved us during those why-isn’t-this-bleepin-thing-working situations that arise much too often.
This room has a tiny closet and I was able to fit a shelf unit (that I’ve had for over 20 years) in it to organize our extra supplies. I buy commonly used school supplies on sale to help my kiddos save money (we teach them financial responsibility by having them budget to buy their own school supplies). I’m able to neatly organize and store the supplies in the closet until one of the kiddos needs them.
I have study supplies organized within reach of the desk to make it easy for the kids to find what they need for their homework. That allows them to focus on the homework not on locating a pencil or whatever they need.
Pop over and see the gorgeous studies that the other peeping moms are sharing.