As I mentioned in this post, I'm still on an organizing kick. I had a pretty productive Sunday and got a lot of spaces organized/cleaned! I guess I am starting my Spring cleaning early. :) I have some things to share from Sunday, but I wanted to show you guys another quick organizing project I accomplished last week while I was still snowed in at home.
This is one of my nightstands. Well, how it looked before I got sick of looking at it. (Yes, there is a lot going on with that wall in the background, but that's another post for another day!)
I had been putting off doing this project because I was really hoping to find some cute bins, maybe at Target or Homegoods, to organize my nightstand belongings, but I never did :( So being stuck at home for 3 days in a row was enough to make me accept that I just had to use what I had and I finally got to it.
Here's what I did:
I had 2 of these baskets in my "office" - can't really call it that yet because that room is a joke - for over 2 years. I was planning to use them in there, but never had a good reason for them so I brought one into my room and stuck it in the nightstand. It fit perfectly! I couldn't believe how nicely it fit. I even took a picture and sent it to my mom to show her.
Anyway, I stole some old folders from my file cabinet that weren't being used anymore (I'm going to have to re-label them once I get some labels) and made one for holding sermon notes, one for my papers from small group at church and another for studies for a Bible study that my roommate and I host.
I also popped in my Bible and notebooks in because I generally read scripture on my iPad (look at me! So 2014!) instead of the old school way. I added a little Ikea vase to hold my post it flags and a pen for when I am developing my studies or reading through a book. So now I have my "Jesus basket" all ready to go and whenever I need to plan a study or have my quiet time, it's a lot easier to grab what I am looking for! Also, it's much easier to put everything back where it should go.
Look how nicely this basket fits into its home! :)
It's a beautiful thing.