My resolution this year is to try and get organized. I suffer from a major case of packrat-itis so there's stuff everywhere you look. You'll see in the "before" picture that I've kind of started with a box system but there are piles and piles of bills and statements and old receipts that need a good home so that's where the filing cabinet comes in.
I'd been searching on craigslist for one for a while but hadn't seen exactly what I wanted. I'm a firm believer in dumpster diving (which, btw, contributes enormously to my disease!!) and as I was coming home from work the other day I saw 2 perfectly good cabinets so I dove away!!!
I only took one and that was enough...do you guys know how hard it is to fish one of those heavy things out of a dumpster?
Anyway, I gave it a good cleaning and a few Ikea napkins later...here's the result!!
This is how it looked before
The top of the cabinet
And here's a link if you want to see a few more pictures:http://fourdotsdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/02/file-cabinet-revamp.html