I am the luckiest person in the world. I had the good fortune of getting some old wooden drawing / blue print drawers. In them I keep my drawing pens, pencils, markers, etc…. I like the drawers because they have a shallow depth. The problem comes in keeping the drawers organized. The drawers are designed for large sheets of paper; they are horizontally deep and do not open all the way to access the back.

To organize, I came up with using steel cookie pans / sheets.

The pans work great for a few reasons:
The first is the pans can be pulled out by grouping. If I want to use my markers - I just grab the pan and take them to my drawing table.
Another is that I can put the pans in the back of the drawers and still access them.

I put small folded note cards to direct the young artist in my house on which items can be used.

Step 1: The Before Picture

Pencils and markers everywhere.

They roll around everytime I open the drawer.
Well, when I dig for that one color - it did not help.

Step 2: The Magic Pan

A quick trip to the local dollar store and I picked up some cookie pans / sheets.

The pans measure (outside dimensions) 15 inches long, 9 ¾ inches wide, and 5/8 inches deep.

I first tried some aluminum pans, but they did not hold up and would bend.

The ones I purchased are nice steel construction.

Step 3: The After Picture

This is quick and simple - my drawers are organized.

The title cards helps the kids and guests.
<p>My husband drags everything home and just showed up with one of these. Perfect timing. I know just what I'm doing with it now! Thanks!</p>
wow, I am glad for you, they are getting rare and hard to fine. Don't forget to go to the dollar store for these pans if you do not have extra pans. <br>thank you for viewing
<p>Oh, I like this! thanks for sharing.</p><p>sunshiine</p>
I glad I can share, I really like instructables.<br>Thank you for viewing and the comment<br>scott
I love instructables. It is addicting! So fun.
<p>Map drawers! The stuff of dreams!</p><p>I still use the metal tackle box purchased for 7th grade art class. Putting foam/mesh shelf liner stuff in it keeps it quiet. Just a thought if rattle sounds bother you. </p>
Excellent idea, thanks<br>This is why I like instructables<br>Thank you again.<br>Scott<br>
<p>Blue print drawers. I am truly envious. You are so lucky! </p><p>Great project!</p>
Yes, I feel very lucky. When people come to our house, they go right to the drawers and start opening them. <br>Thank you for the nice comment and viewing my instructables.<br>Warmly<br>Scott
<p>This is very smart. Pens always get all jumbled and mixed up. I love blue print drawers too. I have a few I purchased over 10 years ago. I wish they were more affordable, they are good for many types of storage.</p>
I have more art supplies then I can use in a life time. It is nice to get them out of the shoe boxes. <br>Thank you for the nice comment.<br>Warmly<br>Scott

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