Saturday, February 4, 2012

Organize your junk drawer!

It's that time of the year again....everywhere you look, you're told to 

I like to organize, but I don't have time for major projects like the garage....
so I'm starting small.  

This is nothing new but maybe you'll be inspired. 

We use our side door off the dining room as our main entrance, and the dresser in the corner houses all of the goodies: school supplies, note pads, pens and pencils, cards, games, etc.  The surface of the dresser is where we throw our keys, mail, glasses and hair ties.

It was starting to look a little messy, inside and out.

I cleaned out everything and put all of our stuff on the table.  
I threw away any trash and sorted the rest.

I looked around my house for boxes and bowls that were pretty and useful.
This soap box is perfect for the playing cards.

I took some jadeite mugs from the kitchen for the crayons and glue sticks.

The little bowl is from Anthropologie; I have at least one of these in each room for hair ties and loose change.  

I found this old wooden box and lined it with wool felt.
Perfect for eyeglasses and switchblade combs.

I ordered the felt from

A vase gives some height to that corner, 
and the old lamp is useful and cute on a stack of books.
The charcoal grey pot is just another vessel for pencils 
and the pottery is perfect for mail.



Happy organizing!

1 comment:

  1. I love that you have switchblade combs! Keep em' comin your blog.