To continue our bookshelf week, we’ll share our office storage system and what’s inside. Sounds like fun, no? Well, hold on to your seats because this is a wild ride. We’ll start with my wall o’ shelves. Here’s an overall picture, just for reference.
First up, these IKEA storage boxes hold my assorted envelopes.
The storage boxes to the right hold overflow and odd sized envelopes, ink cartridges, and miscellaneous junk because I don’t have drawers yet.
The large boxes at the very bottom in the center hold 12 inch by 12 inch scrapbook paper. Below those, boxes store fabric, yarn and thread.
In the far right column, I have a row of magazine files, some empty, some not.
Let’s take a look inside.
These two files have tutorial books, including a trim, origami, and Ben’s workout book. Another has the boy’s baby books and other baby items like a baptismal candle.
A few more files hold mine and Ben’s baby books and cards from our wedding and showers. To the far right is a spiral bound scrapbook.
That completes the wall of shelves, but what’s above my desk? Glad you asked!
To the right, my stock of papers fill a row of magazine files. I found three-ring binders that look similar to the magazine files at Office Depot a few years ago. One keeps samples of my designs. Another is empty but I like to keep it out so I have room to expand. Helpful hint: The binders also work great to store cds and dvds. We removed the pages from a four square dvd file and placed them in the prettier file and it’s great!
To the left of my desk I have a few more magazine files (gotta love ’em) storing mailing labels. Next to those are two boxes for mailing envelopes and files.
Oh, I created simple labels for everything, too. I know, my OCD tendencies are back, but at least it’s useful!
Above that, I have a shelf that looks purely decorative.
But I’ve got a secret. I use those pretty marble vessels to store extra paper clips, rubber bands, and pencils.
Pretty sneaky, huh? That completes our office storage for the day. I want to know if you have any helpful hints or surprise decorative storage in your home?
P.S. All the magazine files and storage boxes hail from mother Sweden (aka IKEA). The boxes are part of the Kassett series and the files are the Flyt $1.99 for 5. Great price when you need so many and surprisingly durable!