March was incredibly long. Not much was done around our house. Not much was completed in general.
I did however get to start updating our “office” area. When I was working at home, I had a nice big office with storage, a window and organization.
Then when Neil started his business, I lost a little of my room and gained a huge file cabinet and lots of paperwork and stuff.
Then when I stopped working at the end of the year, the office got moved into our bedroom and the old office became a full blown playroom.
So for the past 3+ months I have been trying to figure out how to create the perfect filing system to include all our home and business paperwork. Its still a work in progress but much so better than it was.
Our office basically consists of a desk, a large filing cabinet and a couple little nook cutouts in our closet. So my focus this spring has been on creating a functional office area and desk.
First up…a little desktop organization.
I looked at several stores for something prefect. Everything was either too big, too ugly or not just right for me.
So one day this winter when I was cooking up one of the many soup recipes we devoured, as I was about to recycle the cans, this idea hit me.
I ended up using 4 different cans, mostly because that was what I needed for the recipe.
After a thorough scrubbing, I painted the outside with acrylic paint in two different colors.
My original plan was to just paint them and let it go. But once they dried, I saw they needed more.
So I dug through my washi tape collection to find a few that I liked with the paint colors.
The only thing I did consistently with each was to wrap one piece of tape around the inside and top of each can… To help cover the possible sharp edge.
Next up was a couple thin layers of glossy mod podge to make sure the tape stays in place.
Then I filled them with my most used office supplies.
This would be where I show you a picture of the awesome desk organizers on my pretty, clean and organized desk… But my desk is still quite the mess. Soon though.