I snapped this little photo of Drew after I took the photo of the dress… doesn’t he look so old? I’m pretty sure he’s going to be an amazing big brother… like the kind that’ll lead her around and share everything (and I mean absolutely everything… like he’ll take food out of his mouth if AJ says he wants some, it’s both adorable and disgusting at the same time. :)).
Before we get into anything organizing related here is today’s most exciting news… we found out this morning at about 10am!
Onto this week’s feature on…
I have wanted to further organize our office area of the guest bedroom so that everything is centrally located that may even remotely pertain to office-y kind of things. The other day I was writing an offer on a house for some real estate clients and just felt like I couldn’t find everything I wanted when I wanted it (paperclip, calculator, etc.). Our little office space was chaotic at best… and neither of us have made the time to file lately… eek! My excuse is worse than AJ’s… I’ve been making my way through the second and third books of the Hunger Games. Can we say “addicting”?
We had this super basic bookshelf in the basement that was passed down to us. I’m debating painting or staining it. The most important addition to our new office space is the printer / scanner that will be tremendously helpful for oh… everything. Can you believe we’ve never had a printer? I think we live in the dark ages.
On the top shelf I’ve added mason jars filled with all the goodies that we want to have easily accessible, yet still keep out of Drew’s reach: pens, binder clips, paper clips, etc. I went to the grocery store today and bought three jars of baby food, then emptied them out into Tupperware for smoothies for Drew and am currently using them for binder clips, paper clips and elastics.
On the second shelf I have two baskets to put essentials in. I filled the basket on the left with note cards so we are never without when we need to write a little note to someone, stamps and envelopes. The basket on the left holds all my camera supplies and the camera.
Isn’t that little starfish sweet? I’m partial to him… he was on AJ’s boutonniere for our wedding.
Today I went to Michael’s and found these two great boxes for $2 each… they had bins filled with different styles of these boxes and there were some navy and white stripped ones that I would love to have for Drew’s closet at some point. One has all of our chargers in it in one place and the other has AJ’s real estate business cards and everything I need for depositing the church’s offering each week (stamp, deposit slips, ink, pen, bank envelope).
The books on the second shelf from the bottom are for AJ’s post-grad school class and a hymnal (AJ has to choose the Call to Worship each week for church). The paper is for Drew to color on and for the printer and then next to that are our postcards for our real estate business. Here they are up close and personal, recognize the space?
So, that’s about it for our mini office makeover! Total cost: $4 for the stripped boxes. This post probably had more details than you ever wanted to know about office supplies… 🙂
Come back tomorrow for some Christmas organizing ideas and a giveaway!
I’m SUPER excited about this post!