I just made myself a portable desk! I don’t have my own desk at home, so I find my pens, pencils, scotch tape etc. all over the house. I love stationary and colored pencils but never seem to have everything I need in one place. Over the years I have bought “practical” gifts for my boys: a stapler in the shape of a trout, a tape dispenser in the shape of a frog, scissors shaped like a rabbit. To buy Frog Tape Dispenser at Amazon I felt like these gifts could pass for toys and something useful. I don’t know if my boys ever saw it that way.
Anyway, I have these items in different parts of the house and can’t seem to ever find them when I need them. It is very frustrating. I need a desk. If I had a desk, I could have all these necessary items in one place. Then I am sure I would enjoy writing notes, paying bills (not that there is any enjoyment there), or having the pleasures I believe a proper desk would bring. If everything was in its place and organized, I could relax with the knowledge that I was handling all paperwork and bookkeeping in a timely way. I’m sure I am misguided in thinking I would be better at writing Thank You notes if I had my stationery and stamps all together and approachable. But it would be nice to think I would.
So…my solution. I made a portable desk. I bought a beautiful tray, To buy tray at Amazon collected everything I wanted in my desk, and put it on the tray. I lined the items up in an orderly way, (not sure if it is up to the standard of knolling) but it looks great! Then I just put this tray on a bookshelf, knowing that whenever I need to use it, I can simply take my portable desk and place it on the dining table or kitchen counter. The other beautiful advantage to the portable desk is that I can even use it outside or in any room of the house. It takes up no room and can be placed anywhere. Yet whenever I need an item from my desk, it is all there and ready to be retrieved. So satisfying!