Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Before and After: Desk Space in a Busy Bakery

One of my favorite organizing projects is a cluttered desk space. And let me tell you, working on a desk surrounded by the sweet smells of delicious cakes was a dream come true.

In this busy New York City bakery, the head chef shares a desk with her assistant, and it just wasn’t working. Communication was breaking down.

The first step was to “clear the decks” to make some sense of the paper flow in and out of the office. As a second step, we found a home for those papers, based on priority, and identified solutions to get them organized. Finally, we created customized systems to help track active projects (i.e. cakes) and potential leads.

Check out the before photos…

And now the after…

All in all, a much more efficient space!


  1. Words cannot describe how lucky I am to have a super organizer come in to clean up that hideous desk! The new systems you've given us ensure that we are so much more effective and organized. AMAZING work, Korinne!! xoxo

  2. We LOVED working in your bakery w/ you and your amazing team! So glad you are happy with the results!