My Home Office Makeover! {Big Giveaway}

What was once a fun hobby for me has turned into a full-time business from home. As my success in the social media industry flourished, my office sadly did not. Instead, it became a dark, unorganized MESS.  I needed some major organization, more comfort and most of all – style!

My husband actually prompted me to makeover my office. He also suggested that I purchase a new, more professional desk, office chair and wing chairs. I also had just received some great ergonomic office products from Fellowes, so it was the perfect time to integrate those items into the new design as well. (I’m also giving away these Fellowes products, so keep reading!)

The first task was to take everything out of the office, which mucked up my living room for a couple of days, but made the process easier. This included clearing out all of the cluttered and dusty bookshelves, unplugging (and untangling) all of the electronics, and moving out all of the current furniture.  When the room was completely empty, we vacuumed the carpet and dusted the furniture/electronics that were sitting in the living room/foyer.

Once we had a blank canvas, we slowly brought pieces of furniture back into the room, but placed them in new places. Fortunately, my husband has a great eye when it comes to designing rooms, so he had awesome ideas on furniture placement. It is amazing how much rearranging furniture can make an office look more professional and streamlined!

When the furniture was in place, I decorated the bookshelves and placed necessary office supplies and products around and on my desk and inside drawers.  Some of these office products included my coveted P-12C Cross-Cut Shredder, as well as the ergonomic Fellowes Mouse Pad/Wrist Support with Microban Protection. I only put out what I absolutely needed to make my office functional (minus some fun/interesting items for the bookshelves) and boxed everything else up to store in the garage.

It took a couple of days to complete, but wow, it was a major transformation!  I did not take a before photo (I know, lame!), but I did create a nice collage of the finished room, minus a new leather office chair that came later.  What do you think?

Each day when I pop into my office to work, I feel inspired and have noticed that I am more efficient with my time. I have also noticed that the ergonomic products have made my job more comfortable. The other day, I had clients over and I have to admit that I felt proud to consult with them in this new, hip office.  I am just in love with it!

Does your home office need a makeover?  We would love to get started by providing one lucky Mom Spark reader with a Fellowes Home Office Package Suite! See details below! In addition, learn more about Fellowes shredders and home office products by visiting www.Fellowes.com.

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One lucky Mom Spark reader will receive a Home Office Package Suite worth over $180.00 that includes:

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Amy Bellgardt

AMY BELLGARDT is a wife and mom of two boys, as well as founder and lead blogger at Mom Spark. Amy also manages Mom Spark Media, a social media marketing firm.

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74 Responses to “My Home Office Makeover! {Big Giveaway}”

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    Kasey — February 15, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    My work “stuff” is slowly taking over my house. I need an office – since I work in my family room on the laptop most of the time it’s hard to shut it down. All I see all around me is what I need to do.

    Love your chairs by the way!!

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    Amanda G. — February 15, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    My home office, which is a corner in my bedroom, consists of a homemade writing desk, one of my grandma’s old dining room chairs, and my laptop…yep, could use a makeover here :0)

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    Mary Yeager — February 15, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    My office consists of the dining room table (one end towards the outside of the house) and tons of office stuff surrounding me that is taking over the dining room. Its makes it hard to eat as a family.

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    Delilah Vela — February 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    My office is whatever chair is free in the family room. I just move my laptop and file folders, the portable desk to whatever spot opens up!

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    Sharold — February 15, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    My home office is a folding table and chair. It is very sad.

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    Margaret Smith — February 15, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    My home office consists of items that were hand me downs. My computer and printer is my Dad’s old ones. My monitor is from my brother. I could really use a office makeover.
    Thanks so much.

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    Stacie Fontinell — February 15, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    this would be so awesome to win! I love your new office too!

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    Ann F — February 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    My home office needs a major makeover because it was furnished from discount store purchases and hand me downs.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    Gary Emes — February 15, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    If you allowed pictures, I could show you why it needs a makeover :-)
    Have a great day all!

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    Robin — February 15, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Loved the chair! It just funk-de-fied the whole office. My home office is in our den. It needs to be organized. It needs to have spaces so I can put things away. We all use it so any little improvement will help!

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    john hutchens — February 15, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    my home office is the guest room and its always a mess with papers everywhere.

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    Marilyn Wons — February 15, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    My home office needs a make over since my computer accessories are old and outdated.

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    Tonya Staab — February 15, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Your new office looks fabulous Amy. I feel like I’ve been working on mine for months … okay I have. It’s time to just get it finished already. I should have done what you did and pulled everything out and started from scratch.

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    • Mom Spark replied: — February 15th, 2012 @ 11:32 pm

      It makes a big mess in the other rooms when you pull everything out, but it really makes it easier to piece together. It is also a great time to trash/donate extra stuff you don’t really need. :)

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    tallcapp — February 16, 2012 at 12:23 am

    My home office just needs to be better organized.

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    Adrienne Gordon — February 16, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Mine needs a makeover because it is so disoragnized

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    deborah craghill — February 16, 2012 at 6:17 am

    My office is a corner in my bedroom. Unfortunately, half of my files are in the other bedroom because I don’t have anywhere to put them. I need help!

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    Susan — February 16, 2012 at 8:07 am

    My husband and I share an office space – we are definitely different when it comes to organization. The space could use a good emptying-out and starting over. We need to get rid of the huge 4-drawer filing cabinet and make the space more efficient and up-to-date!

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    Jackie — February 16, 2012 at 9:57 am

    My “home office” is a cluttered computer table in the corner of my dining room.
    Thanks!

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    Andrea Kruse — February 16, 2012 at 11:08 am

    We are working on redoing our office right now. Just last week it was a mess of boxes, piles of papers and junk that didn’t fit in anywhere else. These items would help out!

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    Kelly D — February 16, 2012 at 11:24 am

    My home office needs a makeover because most of the furniture is mismatched and our electronics are outdated.

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    Heather S — February 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I don’t really even have an office just an area to put my laptop so I need help. I need a defined area, chair organization etc so I can get my work done efficiently

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    Amber McIntyre — February 16, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    awesome giveaway

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    Summer — February 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I need a office makeover because of the clutter that gets on my desk. All of those items will sure come in handy. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Geoff K — February 16, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    My home office could use a makeover because everything in it is makeshift right now – I’m using a side table as a desk, a stack of bins to put my printer and CPU on, a folding chair, etc., and there’s paperwork everywhere that’s waiting to be shredded or organized. Thanks!

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    Debbie R — February 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    My home office could use a makeover because I am in the process or reorganizing things to make doing tasks more efficient and to make more room.

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    Katie — February 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    I recently moved and not everything survived the trip lol so I am taking the opportunity to reorg

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    angie — February 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    My home office needs a makeover because I can’t find anything.

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    Rondah — February 16, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    mine is in the corner of my bedroom and I need to organize for more space

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    Roshanda — February 17, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Wow, now this comes just in time. I was just saying my home office needed a revamp. Thanks!

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    Nelly Rodriguez — February 17, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Because I NEED organization help!

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    tanya — February 17, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    mine needs a makeover because it is sooooo disorganized!

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    Kathryn C. — February 18, 2012 at 7:09 am

    My husband does some of his work from home and it is taking over his little space. He has papers everywhere, the computer keyboard is usually all over the desk. So he needs some help!

    katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Susan (5 Minutes for Mom) — February 19, 2012 at 12:11 am

    I end up working on the couch with my laptop propped up on a pillow. LOL

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    Ryana — February 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    because mine is a mess

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    R Fulton — February 19, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Well, I share my office with the hubs so anything to make him jealous is great! But also ergonomics is exactly what’s missing. I’ve got the cute desk (need a cute chair though) but need to make my area much more productive.

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    Sadie — February 19, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I need a makeover to clear the clutter in the office

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    Diane — February 20, 2012 at 8:00 am

    My monitor is too low on my desk so im looking down at it and it causes neck pain by the endof the day! My desk is just a MESS there are random things all over it and it takes forever to find what I need, especially when I am writing upa review!

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    Jaimee Sorensen — February 21, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I am going back to school adn would love to upgrade for those “college” courses.

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    Melissa — February 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    My “office” is my kitchen table! I need a dedicated space!

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    Summer — February 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Because I share it with everyone else in the family and I would rather it be just mine!

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    Melissa Rheinlander — February 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    It has become our junk room : (

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    sandra — February 21, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    because it’s so disoraganized right now

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    Julie Lundstrom — February 21, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    What office? I think I could use some help giving me an office. Just starting blogging and didn’t need one until now.

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    Nicole B — February 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I have a computer nook that I don’t use – maybe an office makeover is in order for me to create an actual office space.

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    Liz — February 21, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    My home office is a corner in the living room currently. We have a room all set for my office and its painted but I just haven’t had any time to put the things in it or to get new office products so this would be perfect.

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    Henrietta — February 21, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    My ‘home office’ is a corner desk in the kitchen — it’s messy, overflowing and needs help!

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    Mell — February 22, 2012 at 12:09 am

    My office could use a wall to wall, floor to ceiling makeover. The office furniture was handed down twice, so I am the third owner, and my desk chair is literally falling apart.

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    JamericanSpice — February 22, 2012 at 1:32 am

    I need an office makeover to help me be more productive with my time as a blogger and mom. I need organization and space savers.

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    kelly — February 22, 2012 at 11:19 am

    our home office needs a makeover because it has just the basics and could use a boost

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    Jean Lynd — February 24, 2012 at 1:25 am

    I need it b/c mine is one small area in the corner of my bedroom…an overstuffed armoire! BTW, Love the zebra chairs!!

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