Neat & Tidy

Clip It. Clip It Good.

Papers! So many papers! Where do they come from? I can never keep them all organized! If you are anything like me, then you have mail, coupons and school papers consuming your kitchen counter, table and desk space.

I would go through them, sort them into neat little piles, but the minute my kids woke up or we were expecting guests I would chuck those puppies into a enormous basket to sift through at a later date. This method has been a giant waste of time!

In the past, I attempted various systems of organization. These techniques seemed to work for a short period of time, but in the end we are creatures of habit and the basket chucking would commence. This time, I had to come up with a plan that worked with my nature. So, I created chalkboard clothes pins to clip to my tidy stacks and keep them together before being tossed in a bin.

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Such a simple solution only required a few wooden clothes pins, chalkboard spray paint, a drop cloths, chalk and a teensy bit of time.

I arranged the clothes pins on my drop cloth and began to spray paint. Each pin was given two coats of paint and the drying time seem to take forever!

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Once dry, I primed each clothes pin with chalk to prepare it for labeling.

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Whoohoo! I was finished. Ready to organize all or our junk!

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How do you keep all of your papers from devouring your kitchen, office, or entryway?


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