For this week’s Project Simplify project, I decided to tackle the paper pile that continually grows, gets cleaned off, and reappears on my kitchen counter. This coincides with the two junk drawers in the kitchen as well. I have tried to get a system for paper, but just haven’t created or maintained a good space to handle it all. The plan has been to keep papers in one of the buffet drawers, but it’s just been a big mess. And I end up keeping a constant pile of papers on the counter that I don’t want to forget about. Here are a few Before pictures.
After thinking through the system, I decided to get the paper out of the buffet drawer. The drawer on the right still serves to hold various things, but I did clean it out and re-organize it.
Now for the new Paper Plan:
I still want a nicer looking solution than just this notebook sitting on my counter. And counter space is a hot commodity in my house, so after some productive conversation with my mom today (my decorating and organizing consultant), I’m hoping to add a small piece of furniture with some drawers here:
So my counter can look like this:
I would love to see how you organize the paper that comes into your house. Leave a comment! We all need ideas!