Friday, August 14, 2009

I have finally organized my stationery!!!

Stationery organized!

Yes, folks, this post title deserves three exclamation points.

Thanks to a trip to the lovely IKEA on Monday, I have two new sets of cutely named Expedit shelves that are now organizing the items in my study. In the past, when folks asked me how I organized my stationery, I had to admit that it was spread out in a million places all over my apartment. No more!! It's all here, folks, and I am kind of chagrined to realize how much I actually have. Good gravy. NO MORE EBAY STATIONERY FOR ME. Oy.

(Yes, the shelves are blocking a door; we never use that door and it was already being blocked by another piece of furniture pre-reorganization, anyway.)

Each of the cubbies has a theme, of course, which probably only makes sense to me, but you can see them all in notes on the Flickr photo. Roll your mouse over the photo to read the notes explaining each section. (Yes, I have a whole cubby dedicated to The Muppets, a whole cubby dedicated to vintage, and half a cubby just for Edward Gorey. You see where my interests lie...)

I am way, way too excited about this. I even have two empty cubbies! (I am considering putting my letter pile in one of them, but having it in the living room, where I actually write, helps me to see it all the time and know how many letters loom.)

The only downside is that I kind of stand in front of the shelves indecisively, wondering what the hell I'm gonna use for my next letter.

15 comments:

  1. Oooooh look at all that stationery. I would stand in front of the shelves staring at it, too. Except for hours and not indecisively. If I had space for such a thing, I would be very, very happy. As it is I'm running out of stationery -- can you believe it? I think I might have to take up your eBay stationery mantle.

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  2. Oh wow, running out of stationery? Poverina! Have fun buying!

    (I don't think I will ever run out of stationery.)

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  3. I'm planning on at least getting a Clairefontaine Triomphe writing pad that you've mentioned you use a lot so that if I don't have specific stationery I can still write letters on nice paper. Other than that, time to go back to the Japanese stationery stores! ;)

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  4. Go for it - Clairefontaine rocks! And then if you have stationery sets with only one printed sheet per envelope, the Triomphe makes great additional sheets of paper for the letter... as I'm sure you've seen in letters from me!

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  5. lovely! I have one overstuffed desk and several overstuffed cases. It would be nice to have it all in one spot and visible.

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  6. maybe if you're being indecisive, you could assign a number to each cubby, and draw lots? I don't know how well that would work, whether you'd want to do every letter on one day in one stationery, or chop the letters into blocks, or what.

    An idea...

    Liz from canada, eh?

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  7. Beautiful!! Makes me feel like I'm not so bad. ha, ha! Stopped in a Papyrus today. Got some nice Crane envelopes for 70% off.

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  8. Ah, I had a "good gravy" moment a few years ago when I filled a plastic tub with just unused binders and notebooks. Not that it stopped me from acquiring more!

    Your shelves look terrific! At first glance it looks like a store display.

    You probably shouldn't put your letters on the shelves as they might blow away (or get dusty/faded, if they're sitting there too long!). You could put them in a store gift box or buy some sort of small treasure chest for them, and put that on the shelves, though.

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  9. oh wow I am always impressed with organized ppl . I would say for sure that you are organized . good going to you . I like Ikea too .

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  10. That's awesome. I like those shelves. It's true sometimes when it's not in one place you forget what you have.

    I love the Muppets and Edward Gorey. Aerogrammes are great too.

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  11. The way you organized it all looks absolutely fab!

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  12. That's great! I need to get all my stuff organized like that. Life would be easier, I think!

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  13. Great idea for the expedit shelves!! I love your blog, glad I found it!

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