I'm not sure exactly why, but a lot of my blog readers seem to get the impression that I'm super-organized. I'm most definitely not. (Though, I am trying to become more organized!)
Here's a prime example of my disorganization. Behold, my desk drawer!
And, this picture was taken only a couple of weeks after I had done a complete overhaul/re-organization of this drawer.
I don't know if you can tell or not, but there are desk organizers in this drawer. Obviously, they weren't working. I had more stuff than would fit in the organizer. Thus, the organizer was only taking up space.
One of the things I learned from reading The House that Cleans Itself by Mindy Starns Clark (affiliate link) is that I need to create systems that work for me instead of systems that are too hard for me to maintain. I love that I can apply these same principles to help me keep both my house and my classroom clean!
I ended up ordering some supply baskets from the Achieva brand (affiliate link).
Here are (affiliate) links to the baskets I used for my desk drawer make-over.
I love that these baskets are all the same height. This allowed me to make a modular design of organizers to take up as much of my drawer space as possible.
And, here's the finished product:
Now when I open my drawer, it's super easy to put stuff back where it belongs. This means my desk stays neat and tidy.
Another perk of this system? I can pull out my basket of pretty pens and set it on my desk when working on my interactive notebook pages. Then, when I'm done, the basket slides right back into my desk drawer.