Since moving to the House on Hospital Hill everything has just been organized in “survival mode.” Brother P-Touch invited me to try my hand at some organization projects and so I recently re-organized all my craft and art supplies. Here’s my little animated gif of the process for my supply drawers…Max was so interested in what I was doing:
Organizing Art Supplies
There was a method to my madness: if I use something at least monthly it can stay in my flat file drawers, otherwise iot’s either banished permanently or to the basement. I basically pulled everything out first, sorted and then labeled and put things back in. I’m so organized now that I ended up with empty drawers to fill up in the future:
Things that don’t fit into the flat file drawers usually fit into these scrapbook boxes. It’s easy to distinguish what is in each one when they are labeled correctly:
The boxes are also great for organizing all the artwork and items Boo brings home from school. Organized by year:
As the years go by I usually revisit the boxes and things I thought were important become not-so-significant-anymore. What was maybe once three boxes can now be fit into one and then I can use the old boxes for new organization because the labels are easily removed:
And when I get to labeling I just can’t stop. We have remotes for all the fans and lights in the house and I label each one to keep them straight:
I love all the ideas that are being added to Brother’s “Label It” Pinterest board this week. Make sure to check it out to see some great organization and labeling ideas!
I LOVE the idea for Boo’s art work. I have been wondering what to do with my kids’ masterpieces and now I have a plan. Thank you!!!
Sharon Harrilchak says
Could you tell me where the white drawers can be bought. Thank you, love your ideas.
Ashley Hackshaw says
Ikea! This is a set of 3.
Sharon Harrilchak says
Thank you, there is an IKEA near me.
My comment went to the bottom. Do you remember what those white drawers are called? Just what I’m looking for! Thanks for this great post. And yes, I too am interested in where you get those plastic scrapbook paper containers?
along with so MANY other parts of our life, my Pinterest needs organizing DESPARATELY so I will not have to do so much scrolling. Also, see some things that I just do not know how they got there. any ideas ??
Love how you organized Sienna’s artwork! Where did you find those clear plastic containers? I so need those for my girls! Thank you!
Do you remember what they are called?
Thanks for pointing me to Ikea!
For those interested, the flat file units are called the Alex:
At first I thought “Brother P-Touch” was a very hip, funky friend of yours. Wasn’t until the end of the post that I realized Brother=Company, P-Touch=Product. Ha!