Once you've designated a clear purpose for a space, Walsh believes you must make it inviting, to encourage use. He rips down Bridgewater's curtain, which he says allows her to fall into "the out-of-sight-out-of-mind trap." Instead, he's brought along an inexpensive slab of fiberboard covered with fabric; here Bridgewater can tack invites for weddings and industry events. A pair of stacked mail trays from organize.com
, meanwhile, will be for bills that require attention and DGA paperwork that needs to be filed in dated binders (older binders will live in boxes in her closet). A filing cabinet under the desk will store personal paperwork like insurance claims. When Walsh rolls up a bright red chair, Bridgewater is thrilled. "Now I have a station dedicated to work," she says. "As opposed to this awkward area that embarrasses me every time I walk by."
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