Last month I showed you the black hole that is my craft room. Remember THIS post? I guess I should have been more specific when I called it my black hole, and I should’ve named it “The Black Hole of the Upstairs.” Because I also have another problem area downstairs — the desk in my kitchen!
I am embarrassed you are even seeing this! This is the catch-all landing spot for everything! Mail, school work, lists, magazines, craft supplies … you name it, it lands here!
This black hole isn’t as easy to conceal from guests in my home; it is all right there out in the open, so organizing this space is a project I’ve been wanting to tackle for months now. I do go through this mess quite often, actually, but it is hard to keep tidy because this space is lacking an organizational system and organizational tools.
So you can probably imagine my excitement when I got a big package in the mail a couple weeks ago that was full of goodies from the Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™ collection.
It was like Christmas here in my home; even my daughter thought this package of goodies was the coolest stuff ever, and she is only 6! Not only was this box chock full of office supplies and organizational tools, it also came with some fabulous Holiday wrapping products — beautiful shipping paper, tape, padded envelopes, and printable mailing labels that are durable enough to mail and pretty enough to go right under the tree.
So I got to work the very same day the package came and made my home office area clean and organized. First, I cleaned, sorted and wiped everything down. Then, I organized the space using my new products, and here is what my desk looks like now-
Ahh … much better!!!! Take a look at the products I used:
Chalkboard Labels — you can write on these, erase, and then write on them again. They are removable and stick to most smooth surfaces and peel off cleanly. I stuck a couple of the chalkboard labels to these fabulous Shagreen Pockets to help keep some clutter off counter tops. They have expandable pockets for easier access and retrieval of contents.
I used the Vertical File Folders and label stickers to make a folder for each of my kids so I can sort and organize their paperwork everyday. These folders fit nicely in the magazine file.
The Magazine files and this desktop organizer are pieces of the Stack+Fit™ modular system. Each piece is designed to fit perfectly atop or alongside the rest of the pieces, and I love the Shagreen finish — it is so pretty and sophisticated, but it’s durable as well. I’d display them anywhere!
The Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery is sold exclusively at Staples stores and most of the products are also sold at Staples.com (holiday wrapping/shipping products are in-store only). For more information on all the products available in this line, visit Avery.com or follow the Avery Facebook page.
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