After: Slim, Sleek Accessories
A crisp roller shade, which replaced a shapeless curtain, lets in plenty of filtered light. A compact file cabinet tucks into a corner, whereas its predecessor took up valuable under-desk space. The paper shredder (to the right of the cabinet) is a sliver of Yalan’s old bulky model and safe for kids to use.
To buy: Bisley three-drawer file cabinet, $179, containerstore.com. Moda-Shred crosscut paper shredder, $60, bestbuy.com.