I seem to have a never ending quest to become organized. There have been times I thought I would utterly fail at organizing. I tend to be very messy! I have many of my school supplies in various areas of the house. Pens and pencils in a holder in the kitchen, scissors and rulers and stapler in the school room. I wanted something that I could put everything in and have all in one place.
My requirements were:
- it has to be small and compact
- it needed to hold a lot of items
- it needed to be sturdy
- it needed to be easy to move
- it had to be inexpensive
- I wanted it to be pretty
I came across those scrapbook totes that have the pockets around the outside of them like this one. However $35 was a bit too pricey for me and it was also too big.
One day while I was shopping at Walmart I came across this little beauty. It is really compact measuring 5 inches deep, 6 1/4 inches long and 5 inches wide. (not including the pockets). The price was perfect. $6 and I thought it was pretty!
Best of all it holds a ton of stuff! It has six pockets
This is what I keep in my tote!
Rulers, glue sticks, highlighters, pens, post-it tabs and arrows, index cards, eraser (not pictured, twistables crayons, tape and pencils)
stickers and labels of various shapes and sizes, magnifying glass, calculator, post-its, scrap scissors and a hole punch
glue, small note pads (can you tell I like Hello Kitty?), envelopes, large index cards, note cards, folder tabs, mini stapler, 2 tape measures, office clamps, a large ring, ( clip these right to the tote) a small bag of staples, rubber bands and paper clips and a protractor.
That is a lot of items and there is still room for more! I love that I can pick it up and take it with me from room to room or even in the car!