Full Drawers and Tummies

Happy Monday!  It’s easy to be in love with a Monday afternoon when you are still in Winter Break. It’s just one of the many benefits of being a teacher.  Today, my husband and I celebrated another reason: Teacher Hero Day at Tijuana Flats!


My dangerously delicious blackened chicken saladTFlats

With one set of drawers full, I decided it was time to pass some gas put my new drawers together for my office/craft room.

Get Organized

This is what the room looked at the beginning of the new makeover:


The first step was to just painting the office and moving the furniture around.  This happened over the summer and through the course of “living in” the room, I was able to adjust things so that it suits my needs more efficiently.  I moved my kitchen table-turned-desk-turned-craft-table where the orange chair is and move my desk-always-was-a-desk to the other side of the room.  This left an empty, awkward space under the shelves on the wall:

Empty Space

Enter two storage carts!

Rolling Cart

They were SUPER easy to put together and I was able to do so in about 15 minutes from start to finish.

Two Carts

I spent the next 45 minutes deciding what to put in each drawer and in which cart.  The final conclusion was to put all of my Christmas card/gift tag materials in the cart on the left and my more multipurpose materials in the one on the right; items like scissors, rulers, paper punches, and office supplies.  I’m sure, like the room in general, the more I “live in” them, the more they will morph to suit my needs.

Craft Room