Nary a creative thought this weekend. Nope, not a one.
Thinking I might as well use this snowbound time for something productive, I was inspired by the Organizing Junkie herself to completely clean out my desk drawers.
Y’all, it was bad. I found coupons that had expired in 2004, and a free pizza award my son won in kindergarten. He’s in the third grade now.
So I ruthlessly tossed whatever I could, emptied the drawers, VACUUMED THEM OUT (yes, it was that dirty, and I’m that bored), and then I neatly re-loaded them. Because Laura coaches us that before/after pictures are an important inspiration, I shall share them below. Because I know you must be riveted to find out what my, um, desk drawers look like, right? Trust me, after seven days snowbound, it’s interesting.
I give you drawer #1, which was in the worst shape of them all, at first. It is now the drawer that is 100% off limits to anyone but ME. Okay, maybe Hubs, but only if he’s very good.
Drawer #2 was formerly used to hold three-year-old Christmas cards and other vitally important trash. Now, it’s the drawer that contains things the kids and I both might need:
Yes, I know that’s a lot of Scotch tape. I tend to buy it in bulk. We may run out of milk, diapers and toilet paper, but oh my stars we will always have clear adhesive.
Drawer #3 is now for mailing supplies ONLY: stamps, envelopes and address labels. Anyone who breaks this rule will himself be packaged up and shipped away:
And there you go. I know your life is much richer with this knowledge.
Thanks to Laura for the inspiration!