Wednesday, March 19, 2008

WFMW 3-19-08

In a large, busy family someone is always needing a pen, pencil, sissors, tape, paper clips, etc. I have solved that problem for our family and it was relatively easy and simple.

Two years ago I purchased on clearance at Target a cute little desk organizer that spins around and is very compact. I store our pens, a permanant marker, mini stapler, scissors, pencils, and the like in this cute little organizer. It sits on top of one of those mini three drawer towers that you can find at your local dollar store. Mine is clear and it is trimmed out in bright cherry red which matches my kitchen. Inside the drawers I store the tape, a glue stick, notepad, and the top drawer I use to put my rings in when I come home from work and begin to cook dinner.

This has been so helpful. It works better than the item that used to serve this purpose. I used previously for years a plastic, magnetic basket that fit on the side of my fridge and it held all those items but it would sometimes get knocked off or someone would spill its contents on the floor. Every now and then I still find the scissors put back in the container because we still use it but for important info from school for the kids.

This works for us great! For more Works for Me Wednesday head over to Shannon's Rocks in My Dryer.


Heart of Wisdom said...

Good idea, it is easier to find the items than in a drawer. Good Job MOM!

Niki said...

I never thought of having one of those in the kitchen...great idea!


Kate said...

That's a great tip. Now, do you have any tips on how to get all those things returned BACK to the organizer after they've been used?

ann kroeker said...

Great idea--however, I think I might buy one for each member of the family. Things disappear from corporately used storage facilities like that, never to reappear I find myself in that same situation of being in need of an office supply, with none to be found, even when I have a totally rockin' system like yours.

Or, I just need to threaten--I mean, train--the kids better.

Thanks for the inspiration to pull together my stuff!

Kate said...

Vickie, thank you so very much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful comment on my blog. I love the fine idea and can definitely implement that with my 8 yo, although my husband is probably the biggest offender, so I guess I may just have to get used to it. LOL. Thanks again, I really appreciated your kindness.

Gretchen said...

This is a great idea. I have a similar storage (which spins), but having the little drawer unit would be a great idea, too.

Thanks for sharing. This is my first visit to your blog, but I'm bookmarking you. Happy Easter.