Organized table top sorter

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There are many reinventions happening around the office this month. Its been a month of renovation and rejuvenating. (aka Painting) Walls have changed their hues, items have shifted and furniture has been ordered. Big changes happening around here. New desk, paper sorting and new organization systems are being put in place. I will give you low down on that in a later post. For now I have an organization "tid bit" to share with you.

An eyesore
I'm just excited to be creative in my new space. Even in the midst of paint fumes and shifted paperwork I managed to get my desk in working order. It's not close to where it needs to be but it will do for now.

The first challenge of my new space was the lack of space. Due to my cozy desk I had to re-think my organization, ease of use, and recycling needs. So I trashed many unecessaries and I placed my pens, stapler, and general items on my desk for easy reach. Then it stared at me! My first eyesore challenge, my desktop paper sorter. YUCK!

I dub it "my horrible". It actually is a monitor stool but I seldom use things for what they are. Anyway, this sorter worked before but I didn't see its ugly face since it was behind my phone, but now it stares at me from behind my monitor. This ugly thing isn't making me happy. So I turned to Pinterest, like the pinterest junkie that I am, to find a pretty solution. I found this really pretty sorter. Well it isn't a sorter. It is a Magazine holder with vertical file folders. Here is the pinspiration and the answer to my ugly sorting problem. 

This project turned out great thank you to Pinterest. Well, Before you, Pin With Us!

Check out the "Pin"spiration to the left. This picture was pinned by Emily Howey and you can find it in her Filling Board. Isn't it creative? In this picture the filing system was created by using a cardboard box. I thought about it, but I really just need my storage box now and time wasn't something I wanted to spend in recreating this system. So I came up with a solution.

Here's how ...

My shopping list consisted of a pretty magazine holder as well as folders to create separation. I scurried to Target (they always have pretty things there) to find my magazine holder. As I was looking for any standard folder to be used as labeled separators, I found these..
Vertical backpack folders? Wow Target, Right on cue! What can I say Awesome little things excite me.

There was no need to modify these in any way. Touchdown! OK well, I still modified them. What can I say its my nature.
Minor adjustment, small sticky notes to label the tabs and done. I can change out the sticky notes depending on my storing needs. That's it! No biggie.

What do you think? Was this an improvement? Could you use one of these on your desk? I hope so because it works like a charm and it's oh so pretty. Let me know what you think? I'm always open to constructive criticism or plane old love. 
                            Keep it simple, keep it creative, keep it real..fun!
                                      Best Regards, Cisne


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