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.