Thursday, February 10, 2011

Weekly Challenge: Week 1

So when I saw that the first weekly challenge over at Bowl Full of Lemons was to make a home management binder, I was excited. I actually have one I have been using for over a year now, that could use an overhaul. I also knew this would be a great time to put together a mail center as they go hand in hand in my mind. When my monitor bit the dust it made it hard to really do much with my binder, so I started with the mail center.
First I located a basket that would be perfect, and it was just housing unread books on my husbands night stand. Then I gathered supplies to decorate some file folders.
Next time I would use mod podge for my adhesive the spray glue was very smelly.
 I traced the folders onto the paper, cut out the paper, and glued it to the outside of the folders.

Here are the four I made. I stamped the titles on the tabs.

Here it is in use. It sits right next to the fridge in the kitchen which is where I always sort the mail. Now instead of stacks taking up space on our counter, each peice of paper has a place.

There is also room for my binder behind the files when it is finished. I hope to share it with you this weekend.


  1. How do you do it? I've been beating myself up all week because I feel like I have so much on my plate and it seems I can't get anything done. I have a hard time just getting the necessities done each day (i.e. kids fed, school, dishes done, etc), let alone extra projects. I don't feel like I've really accomplished anything unless I've got to do something in addition to my "necessities". However, I did get my list for China started last night. Hurray for me!!!

    You do inspire me. I hope to be more like you when I grow up:)

  2. Shawna - You probably have all your laundry folded, bathrooms clean, and clutter put away. ; ) I have to get crafty every now and then to keep my sanity...remember my shoebox files for tax papers, organization of paper is not my strong suit. So I turn it into a craft for motivation. See you inspire me to get organized.