Archives for April 2014

{The Decluttered Home} Organizing Computer Files and Photos

{The Decluttered Home} Organizing Computer Files and Photos

One of my big goals with organizing my home this year is to organize my computer too. While I used to fill closets with scrapbooks or shoeboxes filled with photos and negatives, now I have most of our photos on my computer. Anyone who has lost treasured photos or important documents would tell you to take the necessary steps now to save yourself potential heartache or frustration down the road.

Overly cluttered and disorganized computer files can not only cause frustration, decreased productivity and stress in life, but computer clutter can even slow the computer itself! Nobody’s got time for that.

I’m more of a visual person than a technical person. If you are like me you might feel overwhelmed with how to keep your computer files safe and organized.

Today on The Decluttered Home I’m sharing some tips that will inspire you to declutter your computer and organize your most important documents!

Teen Boy’s Small Bedroom {An Update}

Teen Boy's Small Bedroom {An Update}

Just before the holidays last year I showed you my thirteen year old son’s bedroom inspiration, then his awesome new corduroy wingback bed. Today I’ll show you how the rest of the space is coming along! As you might remember, it is a pretty small room. But we were determined to have a full bed, a desk and a dresser.

Teen Boy's Small Bedroom {An Update}

One of my favorite parts of this room is the subway art by Red Letter Words. It’s a good reminder of what matters.

Teen Boy's Small Bedroom {An Update}

We found this dresser years ago at a second hand store and it adds the perfect antique touch to Luke’s room. We updated it a bit recently with some paint on the drawers and new hardware, but mostly it has been left as is over the years.

Teen Boy's Small Bedroom {An Update}

To fulfill Luke’s wish for a desk, we found this industrial work table and counter stool at World Market last year (direct link below in the sources).

Teen Boy's Small Bedroom {An Update}

Teen Boy's Small Bedroom {An Update}

You can find the post about the bed here. We are still really happy with it!

Teen Boy's Small Bedroom {An Update}

I love that he has his own gallery wall and can update or change pictures or art whenever he wants. He drew the owl in school years ago! This whole wall and the shelf holds some of his special memories and treasures.

Teen Boy's Small Bedroom {An Update}

We found the birch branch while out on a walk last Fall. Since we removed the closet doors to accommodate the desk we decided to hang curtain panels to soften the opening. The branch is hung from curtain tie back holders and secured with jute twine. At some point we will redo the interior of his closet, but for now he’s just fine with it.

Teen Boy's Small Bedroom {An Update}

I’ve had the elephant lamp forever.

Teen Boy's Small Bedroom {An Update}

Teen Boy's Small Bedroom {An Update}

The knobs on the dresser are original except for the top ones which were lost. We loved these compass knobs from Anthropologie and they added a perfect nod to adventure which should be a part of every boy’s life!

Teen Boy's Small Bedroom {An Update}

Teen Boy's Small Bedroom {An Update}

Teen Boy's Small Bedroom {An Update}

Teen Boy's Small Bedroom {An Update}

Teen Boy's Small Bedroom {An Update}

Our house is casual and pet friendly! Lily loves to hang out on beds so she can see out the window! She doesn’t sleep in here though, she sleeps near me :-).

Teen Boy's Small Bedroom {An Update}

Jack (our Goldendoodle, on the floor) sleeps in this room with Luke every night.

Every boy needs a dog, right? 

Sources:

Brass wall sconce: Pottery Barn, Bed: Overstock.com, Desk: World Market, Counter Stool: World Market Rug-Pottery Barn, Clock: similar, Compass knobs: Anthropologie, Deer hook: Anthropologie, Subway Art: Red Letter Words, Bedside cart: World Market, Striped Lumbar Pillow: Target, Blue X-base ottoman: Joss & Main, Blue quilt: Target, Curtains: Nate Berkus Textured Window Panel (seems to be out of stock online, but check your Target!)

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