How to organize a messy pencil case?

How to organize a messy pencil case featured

Start by emptying your pencil case

Before you can start organizing your pencil case, you need to take everything out. This will give you a clear view of everything you have and help you identify what needs to go back in and what can be thrown away or moved elsewhere.

Once everything is out, take the time to clean the pencil case, wiping it down with a damp cloth or sponge to remove any dirt or grime.

Sort your items into categories

With everything out of your pencil case, it’s time to sort the items into categories. This will make it easier to organize them and find what you need later on.

You might group your items based on type (such as pens, pencils, erasers, and sharpeners) or by how often you use them (such as daily versus rarely).

As you sort, take stock of what you have and consider whether there are any items you no longer need or want. These can be set aside or thrown away.

Choose the right storage solutions

Now that you have your items sorted into categories, it’s time to choose the right storage solutions to keep everything organized and easy to find.

For example, you might use a small zipper pouch to hold your erasers and sharpeners, so they don’t get lost in the bottom of the pencil case. You might use a pencil holder or organizer to keep your pens and pencils from rolling around.

Choose storage solutions that fit your specific items and needs, and consider how you will use the pencil case (such as whether it will be stored in a backpack or on a desk).

Consider color-coding

If you’re someone who likes visual organization, consider color-coding your items. This can be done by using colored pencils or pens, or by using colored pouches or holders.

For example, you might use a green pouch for all your writing tools, a purple pouch for your erasers and sharpeners, and a red pouch for your highlighters and markers. This not only looks neat, but it can also help you find what you need faster.

Keep up with maintenance

Finally, to keep your pencil case organized, you’ll need to keep up with maintenance. This means periodically going through your items to make sure everything is still in its proper place, and getting rid of anything you no longer need.

You might also consider doing a quick clean-out of your pencil case every week or so, to catch any stray items and prevent things from getting too messy.

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