I am unashamedly going to copy-cat MSM's Things In My House Thursday post because I have the same issue with needing to have writing instruments, rulers, scissors and paper close at hand at all times. :o)
This is the pencil cup in my "office." I am picky about the type of pen I write with. I prefer fine point pens and they can be hard to find. I like to keep them all in one place. I have lowered the boom and told my boys that my scissors are to never leave my space. I get frustrated having to look all over for them when I need them. I warned you that I had issues. :o) The red heart rock paperweight came from my daughter, Haley. The red pens are for correcting school work. Yes, I use red. My boys do not suffer from low self-esteem because of it.
This is the cup at Russ' office. Normally, he has his pens and pencils all over the table. Every few days I gather them from the table and put them in the cup for him. I also remove "my pens" he has borrowed from my cup. *wink*
These are the containers that are in the kitchen. Notice the scissors? Yes, they have their own pair and if they put them away, they will have no need to use mine. That's the theory, at least.
Thanks for letting me steal your the idea, MSM. :o)
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