My husband kindly added a television to my office this past week so that I could embark on a new Yoga adventure and watch a show from time to time that an all-boy household would not be interested in viewing. I was pretty happy. However, after he plugged it in and added the DVD player and Cable box I took one look at the messy cubicle stand and thought, have mercy, what a mess! I cannot sit and relax to watch HGTV or even this most interesting (borderline crazy) Presidential race with all that ( well-loved craft-making, cookbook-loving clutter!
So this morning I finished up my work and decided enough was enough. I made a mini-plan and a very mini-budget and embarked on a one day purging-organizing mission for my television stand.
First, I Did A Mega-Purge
I removed several books to the donation pile that I no longer need or love and then I moved the cookbooks a bit closer to the kitchen. I also found a ton of card-making supplies and sifted through those and put several items in my giveaway pile and threw out odds and ends that were not useful any longer. I had one small bag of giveaways and quite the piles of books when I was finished.
Then I removed the busy box plastic trays because my son is now in Jr. High and does not need a busy box any longer. ( Maybe I should have saved those for future grandchildren!) However, those were emptied and added to the donation pile.
I removed my “creative board” and will place it or one a bit smaller in a new location. I really love that board, so I am sure it will be placed in a new spot very soon.
I Embarked On Finding Affordable Storage
I purchased fabric cube drawers in a pretty light blue and used label discs I found at Target to mark the bins so that I would know what to find and the little elves in my home would know where to put things back. 🙂 I am sure I could have found cheaper bins if I waited longer at the local Dollar Store, but these just matched my prints above my office couch and are sturdy, so I made the decision with no guilt at all because I adore Amazon Prime Shipping. The drawers were not that expensive and I know I will use them in other places if I ever upgrade my TV stand.
I labeled the disc with my beloved label machine and placed all items into the correct drawer. Here are my results and I could not be prouder of a day’s work in busy mommy land.
Now I simply need to find some neat decorations to finish this project completely. I am proud of my mini-organization filled the day!
Organizing with cubicle storage is so much fun and does not break the bank. When you are tired of your six-cube shelf, you can easily move it into a new spot, like the closet, the mud room, the garage or a child’s room. They are simply super and versatile! Add a splash of color with the fabric bins, and you will be instantly motivated to tackle another organizing project very soon.
Do you use cubicle storage in your home? I would love to know how you use them!