That’s me, I admit it. Anything that helps me put my hands on what I’m looking for, even if it’s only a teensy bit faster, I’m all over it. Recently I shared a whimsical addition to the office, a faux deer head with a rosemary wreath. There was another little addition hiding in plain site on the desk under the wrapping paper organizer. Did you notice it?
I spotted this organizer caddy at Marshalls and passed it by the first time.
On a trip back a few weeks later, I decided it needed to come live in the office. Currently it’s holding scissors, pinking shears, some pens and colored pencils. Tucked away in the back are some of my fave crafting books and magazines. It’s designed where you can place large labels or photographs behind the clear display on the front. Ummm, should I go with labels or photos? What say you?
The organizer appears to be part of the same line of organizing accessories as this file organizer I found earlier in the summer in the same store.
They both work well with the Pottery Barn Bedford office furniture that’s a color called “antique white.” Lucky break, there.
More Organizing…I ♥ Labels!
Earlier this year you may remember I added an IKEA Expedit to the office closet. It was my first (and only, so far) IKEA “hack.” If/when I ever sell this house, I’ll probably have to take a chain saw to it, to get it out of here. Seriously! You can read how I “willed” this storage unit into the closet in this post: IKEA Expedit Hack: How I Made It Work
I liked how the IKEA Pjas baskets looked in the Expedit unit and purchased four more for the unit.
In a previous post, I shared how I’m using all the basket storage: IKEA Expedit: Sneaking a Peek Inside
One of the baskets houses all my camera lenses which has worked out nicely since I often just take the basket to wherever I’m shooting inside or outside the house.
I’ve been meaning to label the lens bags and finally got around to it this past week. I found these sturdy, cardboard labels in a local antique shop. They keep me from having to pull each lens out to see if it is the one I need, which I was doing ALL. THE. TIME. before I labeled them. It’s a tiny update but one that has made life just a little bit easier. Sometimes it’s those little tweaks that really help. Ya know?
I purchased all the little heart-shaped tags they had, which ended up being nine. I’ve used five, so I have four left over for future additions to my camera lens arsenal, not that any are planned at the moment.
So, I have to know…are you an organization freak, too? Or, is it just me? 🙂 Be nice.