Baskets to organize office supplies

July 27, 2010 by  

Re-purposing a bookshelf in a closet is thinking outside the box.

This picture is actually looking into a closet.  I had a challenge with a client. Organize all these office supplies.  There was a small closet in the room and a bar across it and a couple of little shelves that had been left by a previous owner. There was no need for clothes for this office….and I wanted to utilize this space.

The client had  this bookshelf that wasn’t being used.  I did all the measurments before I had it moved into the room.  It was going to fit! I was So excited!

Now for the containers.  I wanted to use a clear plastic so that you could easily see what was in them.  I measured the shelf height and length to make sure I could get the most use out of the space…knowing I was buying the right size baskets or plastic boxes.

If you notice I have the lids off the boxes.  It would look very nice and neat to have them on, but would things get put back as easy if you had to lift a lid to do it?  This was a place that I could leave them open and easily accessible.  But….I did put the lid directly under the basket so that you don’t have to worry about losing them…and they are there if you want to use them.

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4 Responses to “Baskets to organize office supplies”
  1. Karen says:

    This is exactly what I’m trying to do with a pantry closet! There are already those awful wire shelves in there (yuk). I use that closet partially for plastic containers (which end up all over the place), some canned goods, and 2 baskets of recipes (which are on the long-term clutter-busting list). I think I shall measure the shelves and try to get the most bang out of my buck by using clear plastic containers. Even if items aren’t in there neatly, at least they’ll stop falling through cracks and toppling over. Containment first – neatness second. Thanks!

  2. Dena says:

    This is an awesome idea. I have a hall closet that would be perfect for this. Thanks!

  3. Becca says:

    I love all of the organizing projects you do. Our office would look so much nicer if our supplies were better organized :)

  4. we alway get our office supplies from a very reputable dealer that lives close to our home:`;

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