I am so excited to have completed this task before starting homeschooling for the year. Once that starts, I am going to have less time for such tasks, and it makes me feel so good to get some areas of our home organized.
The main household computer sits on one small desk, for the kids to use, and then I have my own larger desk, and a small dresser for the printer, and all the drawers needed to be weeded through as you can see.

, Organizing Desk Drawers, Joyful Homemaking

 

, Organizing Desk Drawers, Joyful Homemaking

 

, Organizing Desk Drawers, Joyful Homemaking

 

, Organizing Desk Drawers, Joyful Homemaking

My first step was to empty everything out of the drawers.

, Organizing Desk Drawers, Joyful Homemaking

I found a wide range of things including a stuffed animal, Christmas ornament, hairbows, scrunchies…
So, I sorted everything into piles.

, Organizing Desk Drawers, Joyful Homemaking

Trash, books and magazines to be relocated, electronics, paperwork to file, address labels…
Then I put away what needed to be put away, threw away what was trash, and found some baskets and decorative boxes to use for sorting and holding things that needed to go back in the drawers.
I’ve seen this tip across blog land for holding your containers in place in drawers, so I picked up this:

, Organizing Desk Drawers, Joyful Homemaking

Little velcro squares to attach to the baskets and the bottom of the drawer.

, Organizing Desk Drawers, Joyful Homemaking

My mother-in-law gave me these cute little boxes, so I decided to use them in one of the drawers to hold things we only use occasionally.
Here are the exciting after views of my desk drawers:

, Organizing Desk Drawers, Joyful Homemaking

 

, Organizing Desk Drawers, Joyful Homemaking

 

, Organizing Desk Drawers, Joyful Homemaking

Don’t they look so much better!? Now I can find what I’m looking for, which is ALWAYS a bonus!
I also think it creates motivation to continue getting things in order elsewhere.
At least I know it does for me!

Blessings, Margo

11 Comments

  1. The fasteners are a great idea! Love a good organized drawer. I did my master vanity, but have so many to go! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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