Organizing Desk Drawers
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.
My first step was to empty everything out of the drawers.
I found a wide range of things including a stuffed animal, Christmas ornament, hairbows, scrunchies…
So, I sorted everything into piles.
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:
Little velcro squares to attach to the baskets and the bottom of the drawer.
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:
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!
Now that is a motivating post! Thanks for the uplifting pictures. I need to do the same thing.
I love having little cutesy boxes in my office drawers! It makes things more festive, and is definitely great for organizing.
Really appreciate you linking up this awesome masterpiece at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop 🙂
I found you on C.R.A.F.T., and I just LOVE what you did. I need to add velcro to everything- they always slide around!
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Love how this turned out! Thanks for the velcro tip!
Isn’t it wonderful to be able to find what you are looking for? Great job!
I’m glad you got to finish before school. This definitely looks much neater!
Love it! This so makes me want to tackle my drawers! You would freak out if you saw how bad some of them are 😀
Great job! Love the pretty boxes as organizers! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!
LOVE the idea of putting the fasteners down! That is so smart!
Thanks so much for sharing!
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!