As much as I wanted to go buy a pretty, fabric-covered box or something like it, I've learned that I easily get buyer's remorse and am much happier when I can make it myself. Therefore, my current
I decided I wanted to dress it up a bit, see if that would make me more willing to tackle the beast. I thought about wrapping paper, but all we have is Happy Birthday and Christmas paper. I'd really have to be in the mood for those, and they would only be really appropriate a couple days of the year. Then, when I was shopping for yarn at JoAnn's Fabrics, I found these scrapbook papers on sale for 16¢ each:
I simply cut them down to size and pasted them in and around the box:
You can tell I rushed, as the corners of the box are still peeking through, but I don't care. I'm just happy to have something purty to look at on my desk now. We'll see if it actually gets me to keep things orderly...
Oh, and I used an extra piece of the paper that I had cut off to make a sign for a box that I'm now keeping in the cabinet, out of sight. This is for papers I'm having to hold on to for one reason or another and just don't want to have to look at:
Just making that change inspired me to look around to see what else I could organize. I cut up some old food boxes and used them to organize my office supplies/junk drawers:
Now I'm inspired to do even more! And most of it was stuff I already had lying around the house. I only shelled out 80¢ for the rest!
For more inspiring ideas, head on over to Rocks in My Dryer, which is what inspired me to do all this in the first place!