I have made a goal to organize my whole house this year. It is a big goal, I know, but I really feel that I can accomplish it! Little by little I will conquer the clutter and make this place shine with organization! Wish me luck!
I finished organizing our little desk. It took about 3 days to get it done, but I feel sooo good about it. I only had to buy one item. How is that for savings! First, I cleaned everything off the desk except for the computer and printer. I then went through all the paper and either threw it to the trash or recycled. For papers with account information I shred and throw in the trash. Everything else goes to recycling.
I cleared my dry erase/magnet board. I am finally going to use it for both. I have just been using it for hanging stuff, but I needed a new space for writing. Happy I did that one.
I bought a shower caddy for $6.99 from Target and am using it to hold sunglasses and pens. I think it works great and it suctions onto the dry erase board.
The desk drawer was not too bad. I just threw out some old cards and papers. I organized it with a basket I already had here. I used old twist ties to hold together camera and other electronic cords. Free and nifty!
I bought a desk calendar at Target for one dollar, that is right, one dollar.
I used a box to place tacks, rulers and my label maker in. I labeled it office. Very simple.
I already had a binder that I use to put organizing ideas in and I just labeled that as well.
I used two magazine file boxes that I already had for extra file folders, notebooks and of course magazines.
That is it! So total I did spend a little over eight dollars. Still, not bad at all. I will be organizing the cords behind the desk and the cabinet next to the desk. I guess that will be part two of the desk area.