But over time, I think you can see this drawer has become a bit of a black hole...
(I've been debating all day whether or not I should mention the fact that this photo was taken after I did some actual straightening and clearing in the drawer-- really the papers were floating to the brim of the drawer and threatening to escape.) Obviously this is not the 'no hassle, self sufficient' coloring I was hoping for. This is just more mess for mom-- definitely not my intention. So I decided it was time for an overhaul!
dish drying rack on pinterest and thought that might be just the trick for us too. I just had to find one skinny enough to fit in the drawer. And, while shopping, I realized magazine boxes could hold the loose drawing paper and notebooks we also keep in that drawer.
And here's how it looks after I put everything in place. You can actually see the bottom of the drawer! It's kind of amazing, I keep going back to look at it...like it was a mirage or something.
That's Cuteness helping herself to some coloring stuff! We've suddenly has a burst of coloring excitement now that the girls can actually find everything. This was such a quick simple fix! I wish all my other organizational needs were just a matter of a drying rack and two magazine boxes!