Motivation has been lacking this week. Faithful readers will know that my university has been going through some tough times. Our president resigned a bit over a week ago, and our previous president (who retired from us 5 years ago) has stepped in as interim. This is hopeful because he’s brought the University through some tough times before, he’s a great communicator, and people trust him, but when all is said and done, money has to be saved. So, as I’m discovering, I turn to organizing something that’s been nagging me when I’m losing focus.
My studio is in a bit of a shambles, so I figured I’d clean it and add a bit more organization to the drawer I showed you a couple of weeks ago. I have lots of different bits of bag hardware, and I used dividers my friend Liz had given me to give them each their own separate place:
But, the dividers are just sides, no bottom – I think they’re for individual pairs of socks or something. (PLEASE note: my sock drawer does NOT loook in the least bit organized – I dump all the underwear, bras and paired socks in one big drawer willy nilly – see I’m not a wacko OCD gal, just someone who likes to find what they have! Look how easily I can now see that when I’m getting low in something!) The divider was shifting each time I opened the drawer and the hardware was starting to slide underneath the dividers and get all messed up! SO, I made some wee boxes to tuck inside each space.
Now, I LOVE little baskets and boxes. Did you see the whole post on baskets Lori Dunbar wrote today on Scoutie Girl? Love them ALL. But dude, I just need to keep my triglides from gliding around, i need to keep it simple! So here’s what I did!
- The spaces inside the dividers are 3 1/8″ square, so I 1st cut some cardstock I had on hand to 3 x 3 1/8″ = 9 3/8″
- Cut strips 3 1/8″ wide.
- Squiggle a little glue across the center of one strip, center a second one on top – this is the bottom of the box. Let dry under books to keep flat.
- Fold up the sides.
- Tape them together with masking tape.
- They’re not perfect, they don’t need to be!
- Make more! 16 altogether!
It’s time to order more 1 1/2″ triglides!
Alright, this is not the sexiest project I’ve ever completed, but it was 1) free and 2) gets the job done!