Have you ever wondered where the magic of Collectively Caitlin happens? Well probably not but I am going to share it with you anyways! hehe! Our current apartment has one of those little build in desk nook areas. When we moved in I thought it would just become a collection surface. You know what I'm talking about. We all have one surface in our house that no one has seen the bottom of for years. Maybe it's a table top or a corner of your counter. But you have one. And for a little bit this really was a collection zone for random papers and such. But once I started Collectively Caitlin last month I needed a space to work. So I took over. It's not my dream office space. It's a work in progress. But I like it for now! It's my own little corner of the apartment! So let me show you around!
Here it is in all it's glory! The shelf above holds owls and a sadly empty wine rack. And some other little wino things! hehe! And then you have my desk. And the most uncomfortable chair known to mankind.
The surface is pretty typical. I have a printer that refuses to connect to my laptop so anytime I need to print something I have to get the Hubs laptop. I cute clipboard calendar from the $3 section at target. A file holder that has my plum paper planner, a notebook I use to keep track of my sponsors, a jewelry catalog for quick reference, two coloring books, and some other random papers and such that should probably be cleaned out. Also there is always a stack of thank you cards. Every order placed through my shop gets a handwritten thank you card. So stamps and thank you cards fly in and out of here! I seriously love writing little thank you notes to my clients!
Then we have my little grass tins. I've had these for years! One holds colored pencils. For the coloring book obviously. One holds sharpies and pens. And one holds some business cards, paper clips, post it notes (both written on and new), some Starbucks gift cards I use for some of my parties, and basically anything tiny and random. Then of course there's a stapler and some random string. I don't know why I have the string. I impulse buy from the Target $1 and $3 section too much obviously.
Under my desk is storage! I was given this 31 bag as a wedding gift. It has owls on it! I LOVE owls! It holds Extra business supplies such as order forms, box of business cards, jewelry stands, blank price tags, and a small jewelry inventory for my in house pop-ups. And then in front is my most recent stack of catalogs! I love getting our catalogs! I always order more than I need though. Woops!
And that's it! The uncomfortable chair helps me stay focused and get work done. I am basically writing all my posts, running all my online events, processing jewelry orders, and working with my sponsors all from here or from Starbucks. haha! So there's a little glimpse behind the scenes of Collectively Caitlin!
What does your desk look like? If you could change on thing what would it be? What's your best desk organizational tip?