Thanks to everyone who nominated a desk for our contest! We received many cluttered, crowded, and overwhelmed desks nominated for a chance to win an organization makeover!
Congratulations to our five finalists! Now that we have announced the top 5 messiest desks, it’s your turn to help us determine the winner.
Starting today, vote for your favorite messiest desk every day this week (January 22-26)! Then check back on January 28 when we reveal the grand prize winner! We will transform Seattle’s messiest desk and share the progress on our blog, so you can see every detail of the organizational makeover! But only one messy desk can win 16 hours of paper related organizing services with Innovatively Organized (plus a one-year subscription to Getting Organized Magazine; desktop organizing supplies from Smead and GeekPeek.tv; and modern storage bins from Turnstone!).
Messiest Desk #1 - Volunteer with Paper Overload (Martha)
Martha’s home office is cluttered with file boxes, paper, and office equipment related to her extensive volunteer and regular part-time work. Nominated by her sister, Martha is described as a “fabulous person who volunteers extensively in the community” and with an organized office, she “could be more effective in her volunteer and paid work.”
Messiest Desk #2 - Business Owner with Clutter Challenge (David)
Busy balancing all of his roles as a business owner, teacher, volunteer, parent, spouse, and house-keeper, David finds it difficult to organize all of the clutter in his office which includes receipts, email printouts, recipes, schedules, and other computer-related supplies. David’s “loving, but frustrated, wife” nominated him in hopes of helping him clear the mess consuming his workspace because he “is always helping someone else, but doesn’t spend much time on himself.”
Messiest Desk #3 - TV Producer with Cubicle Chaos (Heidi)
Nominated by a co-worker, Heidi’s cubicle has a surprising array of items ranging from food items to books to Halloween costumes, figurines, golf clothes and innumerable piles of books and files. According to her co-worker, “the nearly architectural quality of the stacking and piling” makes Heidi “almost invisible to passersby!”
Messiest Desk #4 - Nonprofit RN with Piles Galore (Laury)
As a Registered Nurse for a non-profit community clinic, Laury’s workspace is covered in stacks of charts, piles of paper, educational materials, soda cans and supplies for the children’s holiday party she coordinates each year. According to her co-worker, “organizing Laury’s workspace would be a way of giving back to someone who has devoted her life to improving the lives of so many others.”
Messiest Desk #5 - Educator with Overcrowded Office (JoAnn)
This full time teacher, a graduate student, a part time clinical faculty member and a toddler mom struggles to find space to do her work in her overcrowded office. With clutter consisting of a mix of papers, professional books, office supplies, papers, children’s books, books and boxes, JoAnn is hoping for a “functional office to manage all of the balls she is currently juggling.”VOTE NOW