My desk needed a makeover ... BAD! I help people find solutions to be better organized on a regular basis, however I don't always follow my own rules! I get too busy and let my desk pile up. The truth is, spending a small amount of time reorganizing can help me to be more productive with my time.
Today was the day that I decided to clear my desk of EVERYTHING! I decided there was a fairly simple solution to my paper pile problem. I just needed a place to keep two files, one for "current files" (for the client's I'm currently working with) and a "to do" file (where I put everything else that needs my time and attention). Since my desk space is limited, I wanted something to hang on the wall. I also wanted something cheap, but cute!
Cute - no, but they were only $2.99 a piece! I grabbed them and then went on a search for something to make them cuter.
This cork roll was only $1.99. I grabbed it and decided that I'd take these items home and make something magical happen.
I started by cutting a piece of the cork to fit on the top of the file holder.
I sprayed the back of the cork with spray adhesive. Important: spray this outside as it's super sticky and will go everywhere! Don't ask me how I know this! This held the cork down pretty well but the edges popped up some since it was rolled. I just took some tacky glue and went around the edges with it.
I wrapped a piece of twine around the edges of the cork to make it look more finished. After printing my signs on card stock, they were ready to hang with a tack.
I love the texture of the cork and twine. It definitely makes them look cuter than black plastic! Oh yeah, they're really functional too! I've got a lot more room on my desk now!
2 file holders - $2.99 each
1 roll of cork - $1.99
Twine - had on hand, I use it all the time!
Total = just under $8.00
I have a couple more projects that I'm working on for my desk organization. I'll be sharing those with you soon!
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