This desk has become more of a storage and addressing unit. I keep the office supplies inside and the addresses, pens, birthday calender, post-it notes, etc outside. I’ll pause to address and envelope here, or drop a letter I need to read on it.
The BEFORE problem is that there were just a few too many address boxes on it to open the lid properly.I am going to fix this problem with the half of a 2L chocolate milk carton.
I covered the carton with striped, purple scrapbook paper, making sure all the stripes pointed in the correct direction. Then I glued my address file box, which I completely made myself a few years ago, on top.I also made the repurposed ice cube tray pencil and doodad holder a few years ago too.
When we bought the house there was an aluminum ice cube tray in the freezer. It was a two part thing, the dish and the divider of cubes. I am against aluminum in food preparation so I threw out the divider since it was sharp and I couldn’t think of anything it would be useful for, but I kept the dish and glued on three empty, single serving applesauce containers to hold erasers, pencil sharpeners, etc.
This project wasn’t a case of decluttering, just a case of necessary things not being organized properly.