I have a long to do list. My first job to tackle will be the File Crate System. I became aware of this system from By Sun and Candlelight.
I plan to make use of items I have around the house. However, I did manage to splurge on cute file folders. Michael's has a pack of 4 file folders in their $1 spot. They offered some cute red & black toile patterned folders back in Christmas for $.50/4. I was hoping to pick up some packs with coordinating accessories. Needless to say, I was a day late and dollar short. However, they did have a cute selection at regular price.
I purchased 13 packs. Each pack contained 4 folders and was only $1. Mr. gave me approval to make the purchase. After all was said and done, I spent $18 on folders and accessories. I spent a bit more than I had anticipated but I know all the cute items will help me stay motivated to keep organized! I hope to add coordinating accessories over time.
I labeled my folders with the month & day of the week for the entire year. I haven't decided if I'm going to start anew at the beginning of the school year (in Aug-Sept 2010) or wait for the new calendar year (Jan. 2011).
I used the decorative post-its that I found at Michael's. I adhered them to the files with double stick tape.
I had a cute wooden milk crate stored away in my garage. I purchased it years ago at Target on clearance for $3. I have a set of 3 that I used in my previous home's kitchen nook.
I inserted a green folder in the bottom of the crate to prevent my files from slipping trough the slates.
I plan to keep the FCS on my kitchen counter near the desk. It is visible and accessible. Most of all, it is the safest place from little hands.
OK, I tried the counter but I'm favoring the desk. We'll see how the desk works out for now. There is a cabinet nearby (on the left) that I use for
I added my $10 Goodwill find, the Ballard Designs organizer. The magnetic notepad is on the organizer and all the other accessories are at hand.
I plan to keep posting photos of my FCS as I tweak it.