Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Organizational Challenge--Take Two
Why am I doing this again?? The results from Laura's first challenge were--well, they were okay. By the end of the 30 days, I had taken everything out and put it back. Some of the changes have stuck and have been a blessing, but others--well, let's just say that I'm NOT going to post pictures of what it looks like right now.
So, I have decided instead of tackling a room this time to tackle a small space. This is the desk that is in the kitchen, right out in the open all the time. The cookbooks on the shelf look nice, and actually did come as a result of the first 30 day challenge when I purged my cookbooks from my basement and kept only those which would fit in this designated space. But below that are some cubbies, and that is what they always look like. They are messy. I need/want to use the space, but I want it to look nice. I would love Laura (and others) advice on what I could keep here that would not be messy. I don't know about putting containers in there.
The drawers are obviously a problem as well. I want to keep the standard office supplies there, my address book etc, and not let them collect receipts and papers and whatever else is in there.
Mail and papers from school--enough said? I bought this clear sorter to stand up against the cabinet and I put Amanda's papers in there as well as a few bills in the front, but I end up with a big pile in front of it oftentimes.
My goal is to get this cleaned off and establish a good system that I can easily maintain so that we can use this desk for homework etc, but also for storage for all of the papers and supplies that we need. Right now I can clean it off, but within days it becomes cluttered again because there is no plan.
You can still join in the 30 day Organizational Challenge by linking up at I'm an Organizing Junkie today (and by the way, if you aren't reading Laura, you should be. She's so funny and helpful and loves baskets so much! I would never have thought that an organizing blog would be on my Top Ten list, but it is).