Hello and happy Monday! You know the snowball effect? That happened to me recently. While working on orders, I decided to add labels to magazine files I use as paper storage.
Washi tape to the rescue. Now I know which is card stock and printer paper without pulling the file out.
Those labels set the organization ball in motion, and I knew another office space that needed some help. The dreaded file drawer. Organizing like items in files and receipts in large envelopes corralled the mess, but more washi tape (color coded!) labels everything.
After that, I moved up a drawer where I keep packing and mailing supplies for orders.
Above that drawer is basically an office junk drawer. Some office supplies, some craft supplies, and chargers. A quick purge and straighten out.
Over to my main drawer where I keep essentials. Scissors, paint brushes, utility knives, tape, pens, paper clips, chapstick, post its, everything.
An acrylic kitchen utensil caddy keeps large items together, but smaller items just don’t work well. But a cheap shelf turned drawer divider from the Dollar Tree works. Now I can separate large and small binder clips, rubber bands, and paper clips from my memory cards, stamps, and flash drive.
With most of the drawers done, I cleared out the mail slots.
A black box holds note cards with addresses, seriously the best address book for us. Envelopes and our address stamp make mailing easy. And a cute little elephant bank to corral change.
I keep extra-large envelopes and packing supplies in the white boxes. Markers, paint brushes, and extra pens are contained yet accessible in the vases on the top shelf.
A bouquet of pretty Sharpies in a candle holder on my desk add a pop of color to both my desk and mail. If only I had the energy to sort through my craft supplies, the boys’ art supplies, and other oddities in the other half of my office. I’m feeling overwhelmed by the amount of junk I seem to own. In the office and other areas of the house.
How was your weekend? Did you tackle a much-needed organizational project? Or realize you also have an insane amount of stuff?