It is not organized chaos, sis. It is a mess.
Do not hate me. I used to say this often when I was working on something super important. Post-it notes everywhere, coffee cups everywhere, stacks of papers, and so on, but after the project was over, I found it hard to clean up the chaos. See 1 day of “organized chaos” is normal. Maybe two days. A week, well that is a mess. A month, well that is a problem. 6 months, I am sure that little mess has escalated because that is what happens with messes right?
I want to help. Here are some tips that can be applied to any space.
- Envision what you want.
Be realistic. You need to know what your budget is and how much time you must set aside to complete this remodel. You also need to be realistic with your personal capabilities. HGTV is so fun to watch, but if you cringe at “some assembly required” then do not limit your vision, but factor in the cost of assistance.
- Set a timeline.
DO NOT DRAG THIS OUT. Nothing will slow your workflow down worse than a slow remodel process. When your office is a mess so is your work. Do yourself a favor and set a realistic timeframe for your remodel.
- Decide what you need.
What would make your workspace feel inspiring? Do you need clean open workspaces, or do you work better with everything within arm’s reach? Once you know what you need you can begin making a list and going shopping. Oh, and by “going shopping” I mean look at what you have already. Yea, I know that this is a little less desirable than going shopping, but there is a reason.
- By using what you already have you are being cost effective and working within your budget. This could save money for extra help later in your remodel for jobs that are out of your skill set or that you do not have time for such as painting, adding shelving, or assembling furniture.
- By using what you have you can quickly get a fill for what your workspace will look like and try out the “workflow” before you commit to furniture and office supplies.
- Get to work
I cannot not stress this enough, do not drag out a remodel. Remodels be or small can throw anyone off their game. Lay out the plan and hop to it. Document your process and show it off on your Insta Story and Reels for your followers to see the BEHIND-THE-SCENES transformation. You will be surprised how many will reach out wanting tips and will be inspired by your openness to share.
Last but certainly not least…Beauty is in the imperfections. Give yourself grace if your remodel does not turn out exactly as planned because you, boss babe or boss dude extraordinaire, took control of your life and made it happen!
Megan Spring, blogger