Letters, invitations as well as bills tend to pile up whenever we don’t sort them regularly. There are even times when we overlook some of the bills because of the mess! And since I have quite a number of paperboards at home, I decided to make my own desk organizers. This way when the bills, letters or invitations arrive, it will be easier for our househelp to just place it in the proper container; making it easier for my husband and I to check our mails, too, since its been sorted out from the start.
What you’ll need:
- Wrapping paper
- Scissors or cutter
- Packaging tape
- Dymo label maker (optional)
Depending on the thickness of the carton that you’ll be using, this tutorial can be a little challenging because of the carton cutting part. Always be careful when using your cutter or scissors. Should you wish, you may also ask for the help of a man in your home. In my case, since my hands are a little weak due to CTS, my brother helped me cut the cartons. 🙂
- Gather your carton and start cutting it in the desk organizer size you desire.
- Start cutting to form and taping the sides for stability. Make sure to leave about an inch excess on top to fold inwards.
- Fold the excess to crease.
- Open it again and start applying glue.
- Once glued is applied, you may fold it back again and leave for several minutes to completely dry.
- You should now start to see your desk organizer coming to life…
- Choose the wrapping paper you’d like to cover your organizer with.
- Cover it completely. You may also opt to cover the inside part.
- After wrapping, you may put a label on your organizer for easy sorting.
This desk organizer has been very helpful to us in eliminating clutter at home. Plus it’s ever easier for us to manage our own letters, invites as well as the bills. If you have cartons lying around and cute wrapping papers, why not do the same for your home? Not only is it fun, it’s cost effective, too!
If you decide to make your chic desk organizers, please share your photos to me by sending me links to your posts thru the comments below. I would love to see how you did yours!