An organized (and pretty) desk drawer

I recently shared with you how I finally – and literally – got off the couch and created a makeshift office space in my living room so I could take this whole business of blogging up a professional notch.

The only problem? The desk I’m now using has but one drawer, so it has become important for me to strategically organize it.

Chevron-stripes-drawer-closeupI started with a set of white, plastic desk drawer organizers I found collecting dust in a closet. They haven’t been used in years. Then I added some cute, trendy chevron-striped scrapbook paper to the base of each compartment.


I simply cut the paper to fit the bottoms and used a glue stick to adhere it. I took the leftover pieces and covered the bottom of the desk drawer. The scrapbook paper came from Hobby Lobby. I talk about my obsession with that amazing store here.

Overall, I think it took me about an hour to completely “prettify” and organize my lone desk drawer. The cost? Two dollars worth of scrapbook paper.

Chevron-stripe-desk-drawerChevron-striped-desk-drawer-coverNow I have a designated spot for my writing utensils, notebook, label maker, tech gadgets and cords, stapler/staples/remover, scissors, rubber bands and paper clips. I guess that means I have to step up the productivity a notch, huh?

I will say I definitely work much faster and more efficiently at my real desk as opposed to my couch. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Do you have any tips for organizing your desk/office space to maximize work output?

I’m linking this up to The Shabby Creek Cottage,ย House of Hepworths,ย House of Roseย and The Tidy Mom.

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7 Responses

  1. Nicely done! Loving the chevron…
    xo Heidi

  2. Louise says:

    Beautifully organized . . . like your idea of using scrapbook paper to line your drawer.

  3. Leslie says:

    Beautiful job! I love the chevron paper! Kudos to you for brightening up a little part of your life! Well done!

  4. Pamela says:

    Very nice.

  5. Pam P says:

    Love the chevron~such a bright choice. Looking forward to what you will inspire us with next at your new desk. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Blessings!

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