Clean only the top of your desk. Are you prepared to see what my desk looked like? I warn you now. There was no top to be seen. My desk has been a catch-all for EVERYTHING. Sewing, paperwork, bills, my daughters song lyrics, piano music, Scout stuff, odds & ends and I even found some dental floss.
Here it comes. Look away if complete chaos hurts you.
I tossed everything into a giant tub. I then washed it off. This was gross. I really need to start dusting more often, especially seeing as I am actually allergic to dust (mites). But it looks pretty good don't you think?
This desk is about 6 years old. I got it from a clearance area for about $20. I am pretty impressed that it has held together this long. I am sure I have had to tear it down and put it back up at least 10 times since I bought it. Yes the fake wood is peeling off in places but I am on the Dave Ramsey plan and a new desk is simply not in the budget.
I began going through every single scrap of paper, every item and put it in it's proper place. From start to finish this project took me 2 hours and 56 minutes. I know because I timed it. :)
Here is my VERY organized desktop!
Mr. Pig is holding matches & lighters so the kids won't be tempted. I also like that he seems to be looking over my upcoming class schedule.
I even started organizing this little cabinet I received for Christmas. Isn't it beautiful?