Little by little..

Accordion folder from Notebook Magazine

… I am getting more and more organised. I LOVE being organised, can’t think straight in a messy space. (Which is why our master bedroom is not the space for me to think since it’s dreadfully small and badly planned.) Anyhoo.

The latest issue of Notebook Magazine (an Australian home and living magazine with gorgeous cover shots) May 2008 has been sitting on my bedside table for almost 2 weeks now untouched because I’ve been so busy to even get to reading it. Last night while waiting for my mental sheep counting to take effect, I discovered a nifty (and super duh easy) idea which I’ve rushed out to complete today:

Accordion folder from Notebook Magazine

Accordion folder from Notebook Magazine

Quick weekend work (in between window shopping) and now no longer an unruly stash in one of the kitchen cabinets!

My accordion file for warranties

My accordion file for warranties

Mine’s the cheapo version, with a simple $6 accordion folder from Officeworks and some sticky label tabs. But check out these gorgeous ones!

M.O. Expanding Desktop File from See Jane Work. $19.95

White accordion folder from See Jane Work

White accordion folder from See Jane Work

Pink/white/black expanding file from Smiggle. $9.95

Smiggle expanding file

Via Smiggle expanding file

Daisy Expandable Notebook by Kikki-K which is great! Has notebook to jot down important information (passwords etc!) and expanding file on the other for your paperwork. $24.95

Smiggle expanding folder

Via Smiggle expanding file.

Officeworks has some nice ones too… of course.



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What are you inspired by? I am inspired by beautiful and bright interiors, fabric, furniture, pinks, yellows, greens, chairs, china, trees, chocolate, peonies, hydrangeas, cherry blossoms, roses and rhubarb with cream.

Friends and family call me drey (pronounced 'dree'... short for Audrey) and I can often be found zipping through op-shops and vintage stores in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.

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