yay! the last part of my kitchen/office area re-organization...
take a peek!
this is where i blog, manage shop, and pin stuff :)
this area is a hot spot for paper piles & clutter
here's a quick before picture
taken right before i tackled this whole section of the kitchen
ahhh... here's an after :)
now just to keep it this way!!
the three drawers under the desk area house all office supplies
paperwork to be filed, paid and whatever else
i used another set of dipping dishes like in this drawer
this time to hold change for lunches & milk money
(that we always seem to be scrambling for at the last minute
while the bus driver is promptly arriving at the end of the driveway)
extra labels and all those reward/key-tag cards
the paper tray holds papers to be filed
with a small file folder to manage receipts we need to keep
and a three-hole punch
the second drawer takes care of all the itty bitties, calculators, notepads, tape ...
these super durable plastic dishes were also from Target in the kitchen area
remember my dish-rack turned file folder?!
happy to say it does it's job! it's gotten to be a little messy and just a bit too full
so i might need to get on that :)
i use clothespins to hold notes and other random pieces of paper
(i'm a random pieces of paper kinda girl)
spruced up this little corner with some more cupcake paper flowers
and a perpetual calendar ... if you want to make one the original project is from here
scored these pretty Martha Stewart binders at Staples...
still workin on what goes inside these ... the solid one is for my day planner
the patterned ones will be for a household binder, meal planning and coupons
i'm re-vamping the whole system ... it's not an easy task, very time consuming
but when it's all done i know it'll be worth it
can't wait to share it with you once it's done!
i'm super excited about how this whole area came together
and so glad i tackled it just a little at a time
that's the best way for me to accomplish things
or else i feel completely overwhelmed and i shut down!
how about you?
do you work on projects bit by bit
or jump right in-get-it-done-till-2am?
...acutually sometimes i'm both :)
but with functional organizing projects like this one
i think it's good to take time to plan things out
then see what works best for you and your family ...
when it's all done, step back, admire your work
... and take some time to smell your cupcake flowers :)
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