In January, there are tons of articles about starting out a new year with new goals and getting yourself organized. This made me get into the organization mode. I decided that my little desk/crafting area in the corner of our bedroom needed a little work. It isn’t horribly messy but I just couldn’t get to some of the items easily. If I have to drag things out of boxes & make a mess, I mostly likely won’t do it. That was the case with the scrapbooking items. I had everything in one big, plastic bin & to get to the stencils & stickers, I would have to pull out all the paper & stamps before I could to what I wanted to use. I didn’t like it.
Here’s my little craft corner. It doesn’t even look that messy. Although, there is a lot on the shelving unit.
Christian & I went to IKEA one weekend & bought the Alex drawer unit. I put it together one afternoon.
Then I cleared out everything on the shelving unit & desk.
Put it all back together. I don’t even know if you can tell a difference between the before & after but I did get rid of two storage bins on the ground. I also now have a place to put the paper cutter, which was constantly being moved from my desk to the floor every time I wanted to use my desk.
I also put my frequently used items in the drawers, such as the electronics, tape & string.
I have always had my markers & scissors on my desk & these flower pots from IKEA work perfectly for them.
After organizing something, it always feels new to me, so I am excited to use the space.