Workspace of the Week: Dorm room diligence

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Xeraphine’s collegiate corner:

Keeping a desk in a dorm room in an uncluttered state is difficult work, even for the most organized of students. Reader Xeraphine keeps this Yale University space well maintained and efficient. The wireless keyboard gets rid of cord clutter, the dual purpose task lighting and pen cup saves space, and the sliding shelf provides storage for notebooks and paper. To the right of the desk is a printer and stand with four drawers (I imagine Xeraphine’s books are kept in the drawers). Recently, Xeraphine added a DIY cardboard computer stand that hides cables and props up the computer. Thank you, Xeraphine, for sharing your inspiring dorm room office with us.

Want to have your own workspace featured in Workspace of the Week? Submit a picture to the Unclutterer flickr pool. Check it out because we have a nice little community brewing there. Also, don’t forget that workspaces aren’t just desks. If you’re a cook, it’s a kitchen; if you’re a carpenter, it’s your workbench.

11 Comments for “Workspace of the Week: Dorm room diligence”

  1. posted by Tabitha (From Single to Married) on

    That’s a pretty impressive workspace – especially for a college student! 🙂 I like the computer stand too, helps hide everything and brings the computer more to eye level.

  2. posted by Springpeeper on

    Wow, that’s nice woodwork for a dorm room!
    The workspace is lovely, too: very serene.

  3. posted by Fit Bottomed Girls on

    That is super nice! In college, I think mine had a permanent pizza box on it. lol.

  4. posted by Manuel on

    All these workspaces are neat and what not, but I would like to see how the workspaces look when they’re actually being used. So, why not have a “Wednesday Workspace” feature, where people submit a picture of their space as it looks on a Wednesday, when they haven’t had a chance to spruce it up and that half-eaten sandwich is beginning to look funky. =)

  5. posted by Pammyfay on

    Yes! What Manuel wrote! We want to see real life, not a magazine-staged-looking photo. Take a picture while you’re in the middle of a research or writing project!

  6. posted by FrugalNYC on

    Wow, that looks just like my workspace at work! Joking aside, that is very clean for a college student. I think getting a picture of when the space is actually being used is a good idea as well, though somehow I doubt that many people would want to participate 😉

  7. posted by purpledot33 on

    For those of you that think it looks too clean, you never know what the rest of the room looks like…… My girlfriend in South Korea sent me a picture of the Over Bed Shelves I bought for her before she left, and it was perfectly organized. She was going to teach English, so a teacher needs plenty of room for books right? Well, she then sent me a picture of the rest of the small space she needed to organize, and it looked like a tornado blew through it. I guess it was a hint she wanted more organizers. =)

  8. posted by xeraphine on

    Thanks for the recognition guys. It was a long process but it’s definitely been worth it. And I’ll definitely post a picture of me working next time I have a problem set to do. I’ll post it to the unclutterer pool.

  9. posted by Sidra on

    I wish there was a pic of the whole room…even though it is a nice desk, this doesn’t tell us much about organization/decluttering.

  10. posted by Devon on

    That’s a nice desk. Anyone know if it’s commercially available?

  11. posted by Twin XL on

    That is a pretty sweet set up. Great job. But if it were mine it’d be cluttered again within 2 days.

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