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by Rhoda Vickers

From Atlanta, Georgia, Rhoda Vickers loves decorating and DIY projects. Decorating a home doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and Rhoda has spent years thrifting at antiques markets and yards ales, finding those treasures that make a home unique. She wishes to inspire and encourage other women to find their own inner creativity when it comes to making a house a home, sweet home.

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  • One of the things I wanted to do in my new office space was get organized. It's so easy to let paper clutter build up and the next thing you know, you have stacks and stacks of unorganized paper and that can quickly get out of control.
  • In addition to getting organized, I really wanted a happy and pretty office space to surround myself with, so I painted the walls an energetic green, which is a nice contrast to my black furniture. Adding splashes of colorful fabrics around the room is also a fun way to infuse my personality into the space.
  • I painted the existing storage baskets on my bookshelf in a vivid blue to change them up to better go with my space.

  • Adding a large bookcase was the perfect solution to my closet space. I took off the bi-fold doors, leaving it open and accessible, and now I can get to the bins easily. Adding baskets, boxes, and pretty storage pieces really helps me stay organized and, once I add labels, I can see what's in there at a glance.

  • After the holidays is a great time to get organized. We're stuck inside for the most part, so that's a great time to clean out drawers, organize desktops, and clear the clutter.

  • You'll feel so much better once the clutter is under control. I know I certainly do and I'm determined that I'm going to do a better job this year of keeping it all under control.

  • Tips to a pretty office space:

    • Go for color, something that represents YOU.
    • Add fabrics to personalize the space and add pops of fun hues around the room.
    • Add bins and baskets to corral the clutter and keep things handy, but not out in the open.
    • Paint baskets and containers fun colors to flow with your office decor. Plain baskets can be taken up a notch with a fresh coat of spray paint.
    • Add a lamp or 2 around the room and turn off the overhead lighting for the most part.

    I hope these ideas have given you some ways to get your space organized and pretty for the new year. Don't work in a dungeon, it's so much more fun to have a happy space to surround you. All it takes is a little effort to up the pretty!

    - Rhoda
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