My Dirty Little Secret

filed under: Miscellaneous on January 31, 2010

I have a dirty little secret.

And when I say dirty, I mean filthy.  Foul.  Obscene.  Offensive.

I need professional help with my dirty secret.

But I have to tell someone.  It cant go on any longer.

The silence must be broken.

This is my office.

It is horrendous.  And I cant take it anymore.

This might be hard to read.  It basically says JUNK.  EVERYWHERE.

So I spent some quality time next to a garbage can today. 

Oh, and then I went and cleaned my office.

Look what I found!

Space.  Lots and lots of usable space.  Happy Birthday to me! 

I just might even enjoy sitting at my desk now. 

Do you have any spaces that could use a good before/after photo shoot?

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  • Christy says:

    Oh girl I have 3 dirty little secrets…my bedroom, emma’s, and the boys…and there will be no pictures anytime soon! LOL

  • Margaret says:

    I am not as brave as you, and wouldn’t post a before and after pic of my desk. However, you’ve inspired me to at least clean mine up a little. lol
    I’m seeing “Happy Birtday” in some comments as I scrolled down…is it your birthday today? If so, may it be Happy Happy! (Or did I miss it?)

  • He & Me + 3 says:

    Oh yes I do…but I hate to take that before picture. What a mess I have. Great job cleaning up your area! Love it.

  • He & Me + 3 says:

    Oh yes I do…but I hate to take that before picture. What a mess I have. Great job cleaning up your area! Love it.

  • Christina says:

    That looks eerily familiar…
    But the after picture is gorgeous!
    Very motivating…

  • Tami says:

    It looks great!! I need to figure something out in our office to organize, but haven’t got the chance yet…everything has a place but its to cluttered. Happy Birthday – Feb. is a great month!!

  • Pineapple Princess says:

    Happy birthday!
    Your space looks GREAT!
    I think we have a similar sense of humor. I also posted my own “Dirty Little Secret”…
    Enjoy your day!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Amy says:

    Your space looks great! That must have felt good! Totally do the same little ‘secret’ to get rid of stuff….let it sit in front of you. Exactly what I do.
    I do have a couple places that could use a little before and after…slowly working on them.
    Happy birthday!

  • Brianne says:

    Whoa!!! Can you come do my house????

  • Ruth says:

    Yep, I got those spaces too, but I don’t think I’m ready to share them just yet ๐Ÿ™‚
    Happy Birthday!

  • Amanda Sikes says:

    I love that space! It is so white and clean and the boxes are an organizing women’s dream come true! Not that I would know or anything, wink! What an accomplishment. It feels great doesn’t it?

  • Jen says:

    lovely. just lovely. wanna come over to my place?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • ClassiclyAmber says:

    Yep!! My office is pretty much a disaster, too. It’s a huge disincentive to even come in here to get anything done. Somehow, I manage, but I don’t love it!
    I LOVE your newly cleaned out space!! It’s really nice with all the storage options you’ve got going on there. Love love!

  • Mandi says:

    Ok, it’s sad that I actually feel BETTER after seeing this post! I got this image of your house being all spotless and gorgeous, like in your baking photos, so seeing that you’re just like ME is a relief! lol! Actually, I just cleaned off my computer desk yesterday too – it MUST have been terrible cause even my husband commented on being able to see the desk again ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have a bad habit of keeping clutter and papers laying around.
    You did a great job (loved the “captions” on the photo ;))

  • Nancy says:

    Sooooo….what time will be at my house to complete this MAJOR task here????
    I’ll be waiting!

  • Cop Mama says:

    Happy Birthday to YOU! Hey, who bakes YOU a cake??? I would but you would probably have a heart attack if you knew it was from a box! He he he.
    Don’t you love getting organized! What a fun birthday present. I hope you had a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Gen D'Orleans says:

    so you mean i’m not the only one with a dirty lil secret? good to know…and perhaps i’ll get to my two dirty little secrets this week…mind if i borrow this idea?

  • Cate O'Malley says:

    My office isn’t quite *that* bad, but it definitely needs a little bit of help. Your after picture looks great!

  • Kristen says:

    Um, yes, but … I’m not that brave.
    First time reader – love it!

  • cheap dsi r4 says:

    After cleaning your desk,it looks really very nice.Well I am also similar like you and sometimes can’t clean my desk.I clean it in my free time..So it not your that much dirty secret.

  • Amy says:

    Ha! That is awesome! I myself have had some really messy rooms, but not anymore (yeah right). No, my bedroom is a perfect get-away (more like a hurricane). And my hallway is not filled with empty diaper boxes. Oh no…I am perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Good job!!!!!

  • gianna says:

    I JUST read about you on MckMama’s post.
    How DO you have time to do all of that when you are the mama of 3? I think you NEVER sleep!
    oh, and happy birthday!

  • annalea says:

    hi! your office looks fantastic. great before and after. i might have 1 or 2 (read:4) of those spaces around my house. ๐Ÿ™‚
    just came across your blog – from not sure where – oh yeah, ohdeedoh and your rainbow pancakes. you are very funny and provide much needed solidarity in the world of christian sahmamas. thanks for sharing your life!

  • Lisa says:

    I need to know how long that took you to do??? You are amazing! It now looks lovely and organized. Although, even the before pictures had an element of loveliness…like a well lived-in space. Kudos, though, for tackling that job.

  • Jenney says:

    Oh I love it! I”ve missed reading your blog so much. I had several of those spaces, but they are currently all packed up in boxes awaiting the day they are unpacked and (maybe) organized in the new house!