This is a project I have been wanting to work on for a while. I had this idea (I am sure I have seen it somewhere else) to use an old drawer as a "docking station" for things like my phone and ereader.
But I wanted to take it a step further, I wanted a place to put my keys, leave pens and a note pad and my to do list.
I had searched for an old drawer by the side of the road. Yes, I realize that makes me sound like a redneck, but you do it too. Don't lie.
When that didn't work I went to my local Habitat For Humanity ReStore. If you don't know what that is, it's a thrift store run by the HFH. They sell mostly hardware supplies that are either leftover from builds or have been donated. It's awesome.
I had previously purchased a TV dinner tray there to make Ry a toddler lap desk.
I stopped by on a whim a couple weeks ago and saw they were selling single drawers! So I picked on up for just $3.
It was a really simple process. Only two (or three!) steps.
Step 1: Drill a hole in the back of your drawer. If the hole isn't perfectly round and you want it to be use a rounding tool.
Step 2: Run your serge strip through the hole.
I put a clothes pin on the front of my drawer instead of a draw knob. That way I could clip my to do list to it so I wouldn't lose it. These days with my mom brain I have to make a list to remember anything... the caveat is, I lose those lists.
I used a pipe cleaner to keep my cords from flopping everywhere.
I also threw a cup in there to hold my pens and pencils and scissors, anything I just lose! And I put in a notebook to make my lists.
Have you done any DIYing recently? And what are some things your doing to get more organized?