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Friday, June 28, 2013
As you know, I am a big proponent of shopping in your own home to find storage solutions.
Years ago when our girls were small, we purchased several pieces of furniture for them from IKEA. They were inexpensive, durable, and had great storage. We still have a couple of those pieces and have repurposed them as office storage.
They don't match our office furniture, so we put them in our office closet so they don't clash and don't take up valuable office space. One piece is on one side of the closet, and the other one is on the other side of the closet, which has sliding doors. We can easily open drawers and doors for access to what we need. But when we don't, it's all behind the closet doors!
As you can see, the tall one holds office supplies - paper, labels, envelopes and such. Our printer and scanner live on top. My husband cut additional shelving out of plywood to create more cubbies for our supplies.
The other piece is short with drawers on one side and shelves on the other. It houses my husband's projects - bills, reading material and other items he uses often.
If you're needing additional storage, look around your home, attic, and garage to see if you can repurpose something you already own to meet your needs.
Can't beat the price!
More on Repurposed Storage:
Turn Your Clutter into Storage - DIY Ideas
Organizing Products I Use - Shoe Organizers (but not for shoes)
Plastic Bags are Messy - Box Them Up!