Hey friends! Happy 4th of July week! Our week will probably be pretty low-key, but we did explore a little beach yesterday with Avery, I made some scotcheroo treats for the week, and tomorrow’s a holiday. Can’t complain!
The other day I got to looking around, and it’s *amazing* how quickly areas of the house get cluttered and disorganized with a baby around. So, I’m trying to tackle each little issue one at a time – like the annoying mess that had become the magnetic “organizer” for our pens and notepads. A disorganized organizer – how do you like ‘dem apples? Gah.
I was totally getting sick of our pens/markers/pencils/etc falling underneath the notepads to the bottom of the basket. It’s not easy to dig through a pile of pens under a couple of notepads!
Okay, it’s not hard either, but if they were standing upright, it would be EASIER. You get it. Convenience = we’re all lazy, right?
I’m good with it Nothin’ to be ashamed of. I’d rather spend my time doing things other than washing laundry with a washboard, rattling to the store in a horse-drawn buggy, or digging into a messy pile of pens and notepads to find the one item I need.
Although if I had a horse-drawn buggy, you might actually see me in it now and again….
Anyway, I can’t take credit for this idea, because I’m pretty sure I saw it on Pinterest. Of course, I didn’t pin it at the time (gah!) but it stuck in my head as a good solution for my pen issue.
I just took an empty Crystal Light container, cut it shorter with my desk scissors (I’m tough on scissors) made it totally rockin’ with some of my favorite-at-the-moment burlap, ribbon and twine, and glued some magnets on the back.
And now my pens/pencils/markers (because for some reason I need three colors of Sharpies in my kitchen???) have a much nicer home where I can see and reach the exact one I want.
My fridge is more organized. I had fun making something. That is all.