Well, we had another no big project weekend, unless you count bake sale, basketball, family and friends.
I try to keep our mail, dates and events organized but lately its been a little hectic. I had a little time Sunday afternoon (last weekend) and decided to tackle the paper bin. I have a bin in near the kitchen that I use to put all the mail, and school papers. My idea was that once a week I would go through the papers and sort them into piles. Well that did not happen. The bin became a catch all for everything paper and non paper. I think the biggest problem with the bin is that it is big and deep.
I did not take a picture of the bin before I cleared it, but here it is empty:
I started with emptying bin's contents on the dinning room table.
|Yes, the basketball was in the bin.|
By Sunday night the table was an overwhelming mess. We ended up eating dinner in the living room for a couple of days. I must admit that this mess was a little to much for me and sat on the table until I could muster up the courage to sort it out.
Finally, by Wednesday the kids were tired of eating at the coffee table and I had to figure this out. I knew I wanted to put everything in separate file folders but I was having a hard time trying to figure out how to put the folders back into the bin without them falling over or creating a big pile of folders. I also knew I wanted to keep the bin. It is nice a nice fuax leather bin I picked up at Target. I really like that it isn't plastic, which means I don't mind having it where people can see it.
A trip to Staples and 11 dollars later.
I found a frame that will convert my bin into a file cabinet. Brilliant, I tell you.
Now my bin looks like this:
You can't even tell there is metal insert in there.
A couple of labels and . . .
Voila. My new paper storage.
I still have to add the school calendar to the front and find it a permanent home
but I love the way it turned out.