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No Drawers For Me

No Drawers For Me




Filing drawers do not work for me and I was tired of filing by pile!

You could say a paper truck threw up.


When redoing my new office,  I drew up a design with the contractor, measured the size of my folders and the amount of space each one took up. Voila...I created vertical storage.


Many of you are extremely neat when it comes to office organization. I have not been blessed with that attribute! 


Since I got a gorgeous new desk...I wanted to be able to see it. That would not be possible the way I have worked in the past!

Take a look at my vertical storage.


Storage Margaret Rome


And I still continue to say ...


No Drawers For Me


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Comment balloon 24 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • November 19 2015 06:34PM


I too wasn't blessed in that department and you have just given me a wonderful idea for some space I have.  

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 4 years ago

Love it, but it is so hard to change:))) Margaret that is why you are ahead of the pack, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 4 years ago

 Good Saturday morning Margaret. For some reason, the big 'O' and I never seemed to get along. I always thought that 'O' stood for Oprah

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 4 years ago

What a great idea and nice share. Looks like the perfect solution!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 4 years ago

this looks like a wonderful use of space! Thanks so much for sharing with us- and have a great weekend. 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) over 4 years ago

Good morning Margaret. Whatever works best for you is the best solution. You found yours! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 4 years ago

Going drawerless seems to be the right way to go for you Margaret. 

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 4 years ago

Good morning Margaret. I think you did a good job and if it works that is the best. Enjoy.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 4 years ago

I see you matched the top of the storage with your desk Margaret! It looks beautiful..

At this moment I am glancing around my office and ... I hear you! Things have a way of piling up very, very quickly. Must find time to organize my desk.

Posted by Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond (Thompson Company, REALTORS®) over 4 years ago

That looks great! I love the office piece. I like things hidden though. 

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) over 4 years ago

Wow I love the idea I think I too would say no drawers for me. Enjoy your new space and have a great weekend.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) over 4 years ago

Wonderful set up.. great way to organize.. I LOVE your new office and how it looks on camera!  

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 4 years ago

I hate using drawers.  I like your idea of the open cubbies for storage.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 4 years ago

Margaret - When I first read your title line, "No Drawers For Me," I had a picture in my head of you running around without any panties!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 4 years ago

Myrl Jeffcoat Now that's some graphic! Can you hear me smiling.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 4 years ago

Hello Margaret ... I am the same way, I don't want anything on my desk! maybe a framed photo, pen and a little pop up calender.

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Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 4 years ago

Robert (Alaska Bob) Swetz Would you care to share a photo of your desk? Thanks for the featurein your group Late Night-Early Morning at ActiveRain.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 4 years ago

Hi Margaret -- sounds as if you have found the organization system that works best for you -- and that matters most.   It's definitely not a one-size-fits-all solution.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 4 years ago

Michael Jacobs  This is so true of many things. Finding what works for you!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 4 years ago

What a wonderful vertical storage design Margaret.  Sounds like your redecorating and remodeling project have moved to new vistas!

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) over 4 years ago

Joanna Cohlan Why did it take me so long to find a solution to my own organization?  As you already size does not fit all.


Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 4 years ago

If the weather was warmer, that headline could have a whole different meaning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland but given the chill in the air, I too like vertical filing for access and to keep things from falling out of the file.

Posted by DEANNA EARLY - - ( NMLS # 268590 ), Highest Ranked Mortgage Loan Originator Virginia (American National Bank & Trust) over 4 years ago

Deanna Early Catchy titles get a bit of attention. Too chilly for no drawers.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 4 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  I like your vertical storage because you can see everything.  I don't have the space for that, but the drawers helped me and what has also helped - and it's not done yet - is an entire closet of shelves.  Finally a place to put all that stuff!  I am not from the organized desk group.

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) over 4 years ago