Yeah. A nice example of one of my organized spaces that became really difficult to keep organized. I took care of my recipes by 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. :)
What has been working well for me when it comes to paper control is the system I use for my kids’ school work before I put it in their albums. So I decided to copy the same system for the papers I was attempting to organize in my kitchen drawer.
I pulled all of the paper out of the drawer and separated everything into piles. I quickly realized that aside from phone numbers, most of it was miscellaneous information for the kids.
So I gave each of my kids their own folders and within two minutes I had a much better system for my paper piles! I think this system works so well for any paper you want to organize. Much easier than digging through a drawer to find what you need.
I safely tucked this crate on the side of my couch in the living room. It’s my hidden little spot where I keep must haves for every day.
The corner basket holds my camera and video camera (a goal of mine is to film my kids more this year!). Next to that are books the girls are reading for our D.E.A.R time each day (more about that in this post).