Home Office Makeover
With the new year around the corner I am focused on one main goal: managing our finances. I am going to do this with detailed budget plans and by reorganizing my office space to be more manageable. Where do I go when I need to buy anything? Target. Always target. Especially when they have just recently launched their new Nate Burkus line.
So I set out to my local Target here in Portland for the purpose of buying a binder. One binder. I wanted one that was simple but also had character. I was thinking maybe light sparkles or something to that extent. What I found was even better. Golden. No literally, golden! I was initially attracted to the sophisticated elements that made these ordinary binders look fancy and, not to mention, shiny!
This one inch binder was to become the most glorious pro-active "mom" planner that I ever owned. I felt like I held the key to a productive and organized life in the palm of my hands. I had big plans for this little guy. Big big plans.
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The glass elements are extremely fragile but I just couldn't help myself. Being able to see all my beautiful golden paperclips and quality ink pens made the clean freak in me giggle with glee. Okay, now I am getting really excited!
So I had a handful of gold and glass flashy items in my cart and I started to think that maybe I was going over the top. I thought, "wow these would look amazing in a modern house with marble counters, fancy chandeliers, and an absence of children." But my 900 sq. ft. house barely has room for me to breath and has been beaten down by three children, not to mention, it was built in 1953. Then these rustic beauties showed up in the corner of my eye. Boom. I could use an outgoing mail drawer and another letter organizer. In the cart they go. The gold, glass, and wood compliment each other nicely and together I knew they were going to work well in my home.
The last few details were important to me. Adding vibrance to the space and some trendy functionality was essential. I needed a stapler, some paper clips, and such. These supplies would do nicely. I ended up splurging on a letter opener and a new pair of scissors. On a side note, these scissors are absolutely amazing. I don't think I have ever owned a better pair of scissors that weren't for the use of cutting fabric. Everything was a big winner in this lot. Even the paper clips were the best quality!
In conclusion, I did spend close to $200 on all the new organizing stuff. Will it be worth it? I sure think so. The quality for the price tag is really unbeatable. I not only have the peace of mind that I know where all my papers are at any given time, but I also have an attractive, polished space with some fancy fun elements. Target may have stolen my money. Nate Berkus stole my heart.
Alexis J. Anderson