First of all, I just have to say wow (and thank you) to all of my new followers! I feel so honored that you all want to actually listen to what I have to say :) Hopefully I will be able to share ideas that you all will enjoy or can use!
Organizing- have to admit, I am a little obsessed with it. That is what I am focused on today!!!
So... during the past school year, I really tried to update my classroom & just add some special touches. One of the things that was driving me crazy was my organization area. In the past, I had two of the three drawer rolling carts with all of my things inside (since I don't have a desk- my old teacher desk was about 40 years old, no joke and I never used it!!!). It got to where it was a HUGE hassle to find anything. So, I decided to change up things.
First, I went on Amazon and bought these:
Big Stacking OrganizerSmaller Stacking Organizer
It took me a few weeks to decide which ones I wanted. I went through all of my items and made a list- honestly, if you are going to buy these- it is better to buy something with more drawers than not enough. As of this moment, I don't have any extra drawers. If I could do it all over again, I would have bought 2 large ones (or like a girl on my team, buy one of the huge ones).
I took out all of the drawers and gave each a light coat of the kilz white primer spray paint. Then gave each 2 light coats of light blue spray paint. Let them cure for a few hours (should have waited longer, but I am impatient) and got to work on the drawers. I went in and typed up all of the items I had written down. Then I modge-podged the labels to small pieces of scrapbook paper (from Hobby Lobby) into each drawer.
Enough talking- here is the final result: (Yes, this is the worst pic!!! My plan is to try and take a better pic later to share).
LOVE it!!! It makes me smile every day. Now I know where everything is in a glance! The drawers do shift a bit (like the reviews say), but my OCD self just readjusts them when they look strange.
My second update I wanted to share was to my three drawer paper organizers. I was working at my room one Saturday and started spray painting everything in sight.
They were looking a little haggard. I gave them each 2 coats of lime green spray paint (I was at work and didn't have my kilz or else I would have primed them first- now I wish I had because one is a bit scratched on top, but i will just sand lightly and give it another coat). Printed out some new labels for the front and I was in business.
You can also see one of the $1.00 lamps I made over from Goodwill last summer: Gave each a coat of paint (seeing a trend???). Hot glued buttons on one and tied ribbons on the other.
So, am I the only crazy person who spray paints everything in sight? Has anyone else made the multi-drawer organizers?
Today my plan is to drop off a load of items from my trunk at school and say goodbye to my classroom for the summer. Thankfully it doesn't look as hot tomorrow as it has been. It has been in the 90's all weekend!!!