This is what my computer desk looks like right now. Well, little snapshots of the paper piles, anyway.
Here's one of my solutions for the all of the paper the kids bring home from school. Works OK, but only if I don't try to make it hold too many papers at a time. I found that out the hard way when I had papers, a driver's training book, and Scout information all in one clothespin. Let's just say it died a hero's death.
One thing I need to do is cut down on the paper, which means transferring pertinent information to where it needs to go, then ditching the papers. I also realized I need to go vertical. And I've admired the "dry erase boards" similar to Kristy's @ Next to Heaven. Then I thought that maybe I'd like to customize them to match the seasons, but be able to switch them out easily. Then I remembered the stack of frames that my sister-in-law gave me when they were redoing their house.
I saw Peter Walsh the organizing guru talking about going vertical. Getting things off the flat surfaces and on to the walls.
So for next-to-nothing I made the first frame.
It happened to be raining, so I rigged a little spray paint box in the back porch. It took at least half a dozen thin coats to cover.
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