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Organizing papers

I have revealed in previous posts that my kitchen counters are usually in a major state of disarray.  From papers, to craft supplies, to kid stuff- everything gets dumped in the corner and left there.  Now that our basement is finished- we are land locked.  Everything we are keeping needs a place to live- no more squatting on my kitchen counters. 🙂

One problem is kids’ homework.  I’m sad to say we’ve lost more than one assignment in the abyss that was the mess of the counter.  

I’ve had this hanging organizer from Ikea for a couple of months now, but never bothered to put it up.  This month’s Point of View project was just the push I needed to finally get it done.

I pulled out my trusty washi tape and put a couple rows on each folder- that way the kids would know which one was theirs.  I love the color it adds to a pretty plain piece.
You’ll notice it’s still on the floor.  I’m waiting for hubby to hang it for me.  This thing is going to be holding a lot of papers which can get heavy and I want it in there good.  If anyone knows how to hang something that isn’t going anywhere, it’s my husband. 🙂  Hopefully it will be up tonight, and I can edit this post later and show you how it looks in it’s final spot.
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  • Jonie Marie
    February 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Great idea Amy! Plus I love the colors your chose. Washi is pretty much the best invention ever!

  • Lorene (just Lu)
    February 25, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Love it, Amy! I need a file folder thing like that, but I can't find it on the Ikea website. Do you remember what area of the store you got it in? We just got our tax return so I'm heading to IKEA soon 😉

  • Melissa
    February 25, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Great idea for getting papers under control! =)

  • Steph @ Crafting in the Rain
    February 26, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Cute–and useful! I can't believe how many papers my kids already bring home 🙂

  • Michele Pacey
    February 26, 2013 at 1:55 am

    The washi tape is the perfect decorative touch on there! And yes, the abyss of papers. We have a few of those… 🙂

  • Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy
    February 26, 2013 at 3:29 am

    apparently I need to head over to ikea, my paper is in a major disarray right now!