One of my goals of 2013 is to be more organized. More focused. More strategic.
I am working towards achieving this in three ways by 1. Avoiding distractions (like EXTRA CUTE SLOTH VIDEOS) 2. Writing down weekly and monthly goals in my phone (my fav app) and filo-fax, and 3. Snazzing up my paperwork in a way that will make me not run away from it.
Granted, I have always had a soft spot for fabulous office supplies, but this year I am giving myself permission to spend a little more time and money on it. I figure anything that will prompt me to be more efficient and purposeful with my time is a worthy investment, no?
Clothespins. Seriously, who knew?
I never knew how much I loved clothespins until I ran out of paperclips. I mean honestly, clothespins? Who uses clothespins? Pres School teachers with laundry lines of finger paintings. Grannies with panty hose to hang dry. Not me, that's for sure.
Still, I bought a box at the dollar store to help dry coffee filters last spring. Then one day I was sorting files and ran out of paperclips and found that clothespins are sort of amazing. They keep things together and segregated in a way that says THIS NEEDS TO BE DEALT WITH.
Clothespins are exactly what I need in my life.
I saw some glittery clothespins in one of my favorite stores, but then when you touch them the glitter fell off. Not a lot, but enough to annoy me. Do I really need more glitter in my taxes?
I thought about making them at home with glue and sealing it in with Mod Podge, but decided that would get messy and then the glue would get on the spring mechanism and then it would goop it all up and then...and then.... yish.
So when I saw this preglittered scrap book paper on sale for 75cents, I knew it had to happen. When I saw they also had LEOPARD GLITTER scrapbook paper, well, that was that!
Glitter paper + Clothespins + Tacky Glue = Snazzy new paper sorting assistant.
For less than $2.00, I made 30 of them in under an hour. I think I'll get some of those little magnets and glue them the leopard ones to stick on the fridge. I could use a mode of hanging more fridge art, and let's be honest, can one ever have enough leopard in the kitchen?