Desk Deep Clean #BloggersBTS

When I saw that one of the themes for #BloggersBTS was organization, I knew right away what my post had to be: a desk deep clean. (Next week’s theme is desks – so there will be more desk design info up then too!) Quick reminder: this is an awesome link-up hosted by Nicole and Cathleen lasting for the whole month of August!

Here’s my desk on an average day:

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset My desk, from the outset, doesn’t look too messy, right? Sure, it’s not necessarily uniform in what goes where, but it’s pretty much de-cluttered. When it comes to going back to school, it’s so important to start off with a clean slate. Although I’m going to college and won’t be doing homework at my desk at home, I definitely don’t want to come home to a mess either.

With that reasoning in mind, I realized I had to tackle my two drawers which are typically a complete disaster:

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I know that I didn’t photograph either one of them particularly well, adding to the chaos and mess that the drawers themselves already are but seriously – trust me – they were both a major mess that needed help. 

The thing about these drawers (and don’t even judge – we all have spaces like these in our rooms) is that they were my catch-all for everything. Random papers from years of school, Brandy Melville stickers that I hoard, notebooks, and even a broken Lilly Pulitzer Agenda from two years ago (…I’m not even sure why I still have that?).

It took me awhile, but I sifted through the stuff. Although I didn’t throw out much, I rearranged a lot which did wonders for my drawers. They are actually functional now, and I can actually find things I’m looking for.

Here’s a picture of the process (which consisted solely of me dumping everything I own out onto my carpet):


I forgot to take more along the way, but trust me – it was a mess. Honestly, I feel like most bloggers wouldn’t even add a picture like this on their blog because it would “ruin” their “aesthetic”. To all those thinking about that in a serious matter: really?

Top Drawer:

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Although they don’t look Pinterest worthy, they are neat and I can actually find things I’m looking for. Eventually I’ll have to do another clean where I get rid of those files or find a better way to use them (only a few are in use right now, the rest are just empty), but until then, this deep clean was pretty successful.

I highly recommend doing a deep clean on some area in your room – desk, dresser, closet –  before you go back to school! The automatic boost of feeling more organized and put together will put you in the right frame of mind for getting back into your studies.

If you do a desk deep clean out, take pictures and tweet them to me!

xoxo, Jamie


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7 Responses to Desk Deep Clean #BloggersBTS

  1. Ruth S. says:

    I loved this post! I always try to do a deep clean of my entire room before school starts.

  2. Nicole says:

    Loved your post for week 2, Jamie!! My desk drawers look a lot like that right now so your post is definitely motivating me to clean out before school starts again! XO, Nicole

  3. Paige says:

    Your desk is so pretty! I hoard random stickers from clothing brands, too, it needs to stop! I definitely need to keep my desk in my dorm clean this year–I had an entire drawer of random cables, paper clips, silly putty and ribbon and who knows what, haha.


    • The Fashion Newcomer says:

      Thank you!! I need to make sure I keep my dorm desk clean too – we can work on it together, haha. Thank you for leaving a comment!

  4. Rebecca says:

    I definitely need to do some major cleaning for my desk, as well as my room. It’s an absolute mess! It’s nice to see that one of us is actually staying organized!

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