So I wasn't going to post these pictures, but then I saw the e-mail yesterday that today's Sunday Funday theme is organization and I couldn't help it. I have said before that I like things to be organized becaue it makes me happy and less stressed. My thought on organizing is that every single little thing needs to have a spot so that at all times I know where to find everything.
The main reason for this is that I'm natrually quite a messy person. I have a tendency to pile things and put things down somewhere random and then forget where I put it. Then begins the searching and trying to remember where I saw it last which is so frustrating to me. So to combat that, I focus on putting things down where they belong. Last year I started getting into the habit of a quick clean up at the end of the day to return all the small items I used to their homes and it worked well to keep everything neat and easy to find.
So what I have to share today is my desk. My desk is home to tons of items and like everything else, they all need to have a spot. Each drawer holds similar types of items that I feel belong together.
This is the top left drawer. It is the home for small office type supplies (paper clips, rubber bands, push pins) and pens/pencils that I have a lot of.
This is the next drawer down. It is all of my art supplies (markers, crayons, colored pencils, window crayons, sharpies) and my favorite pens. I keep them in the trays they came in so that I don't lose any. If I see that I've taken out like three of the black pens it means I need to put some away because they might get lost soon.
This is the bottom drawer. This drawer is adhesive type stuff (glue gun, tape, glue). Since taking this picture I moved all the stamp stuff to somewhere else and in it's spot is a shoebox that holds tape (packing tape, double sided tape, masking tape, scotch tape, extra rolls, etc) because I didn't really have a good spot for all that.
Now for the other side. This is the top drawer on the right. This is notepads, post-its and some particular sharpies and highlighters.
And last is the middle drawer. The front middle section is all of the pens and markers I use regularly. If I leave them out in my pencil holders they tend to get lost. Everything else in here is just small stuff. In the drawer itself I just put in a bunch of those little drawer organizers (I got them at HomeGoods) to make sure that there was enough spots for things. If you look carefully here- you may notice that there is even spot where Lego Harry Potter lives, which a student last year made for me. :)
So there you have it. My organized desk- no messy junk drawers for me!