Posts tagged ‘organizing office supplies’

November 22, 2011

box magic

Well, it’s not really magic, but “cardboard box organizing” = dull.  Skip the pricey containers & look to your kitchen or around the house for empty boxes to organize goods.

  • 1# butter box standing upright & placed in the car console for pens & pencils
  • cereal boxes with the opening tapped shut, laid on their side with the top side cut out – put a few side by side in a desk drawer for organizing papers 
  • empty kleenex box in bathroom to stuff grocery sacks for the waste basket
  • box in a box strategy for separating items or boxes in a crate for same idea

“Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society.  We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.” 

~ Erma Bombeck

September 1, 2011

supply headquarters

Storage is the name of the game to help keep the rest of the house in order.  The shelves in the basement below hold office goods, craft supplies, & miscellaneous material for unknown future projects. 

  • notches cut out of the plywood shelf create ‘book ends’ with the studs which have proved very useful when organizing
  • L brackets screw into the studs for support
  • additional wood supports were secured to the studs running perpendicular & under some shelves 
  • set up the area like a retail store
  • utilize space as far up as safe & possible
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