Once upon a time I had a kitchen drawer that looked like this....
but life got busy and before long it turned into this...
re-organizing them in my aqua accordian file, but I still had mounds of paper I was trying to corral in this drawer. We don't have a home office in my house so I have to get creative when it comes to paper control! If you've been reading my blog for a while you know I have paper organized in Kole's room, the closet under the stairs, and in kitchen cupboards... just to name a few places. :)
I picked up a $5 crate from Staples. (The crates are my favorite because I don't like lids on the top of my files. I want to be able to access things quickly and easily.)
Then I ordered my favorite hanging file folders on Amazon because they didn't have them at Staples. And they are my favorite. Did you want to hear more about them?
Good! Because I'm excited to tell you about them!
They are the Pendaflex Ready-Tab hanging folders and you can find them here.
I love them because of the built in tabs that easily lift up and down. And the fun colors. And because of the built in tabs that easily lift up and down. Did I mention that yet? They are my favorite!
Is my love affair with file folders scaring anyone? They make me almost as giddy as sticky notes. :)
K. We can move on now.
I ended up with extra folders that I'm keeping in the back so that when random paper comes in that I need to hold onto I can easily create a new folder. There was also enough room in the back to store my home decor files and my built-in binder. Bonus. :)
Then I have Kole's diapers and our favorite throws in the other two baskets.
Our daily essentials for the living room. :)
It's not my ideal spot for paper control, but it will do for now!
At least it's working better than the kitchen drawer. :)