I am sure you are dying to see how I cleaned up my kitchen desk! It was a very therapeutic endeavor for me to undertake and I am enjoying my streamlined, organized desk and drawers. I have now maintained it for about two weeks and it still looks the same as the day I organized it! So without any further ado, here is the big reveal!
The first step was clearing everything off the desk and out of the drawers. I made piles on our kitchen island and tossed into the garbage can as I went. It is amazing to see what had accumulated and how much was old and outdated. For the top of my desk, I have only what I grab on a daily basis, the rest is put away.
- Bills / Statements
I have to say it took me some searching, but I found some great plastic clear folders to slip all our different papers into. I used a similar folder to this Smead Project Jacket for our Bills/ Statements, Radar papers, clippings and Misc. items. They are slim and hold just enough papers until I can get it paid, stored or filed elsewhere. For the travel folder I thought Clear Poly Envelopes with a tie front would be good for in the desk and to throw in my tote when we actually are traveling. I thought smaller clear string and button booklet envelopes would be the right size and transportable for our receipts and store coupons.