Much like papers need an inbox, magazines and catalogs need an assigned location to prevent them from cluttering up the office. Use a pretty magazine file to gather incoming unread magazines. When you need a break, you’ll know where to find the latest issue.
The way you choose to file your paperwork is entirely up to you. If you have the available closet space, an excellent and convenient way to file important papers is to use magazine holders, label them accordingly and line them up on the shelf for quick reference. An often forgotten set of needed paperwork is instructions and appliance pamphlets. Separate folders or holders should be created for them, too. So, if the microwave breaks or DVD player starts skipping, you'll know exactly where to go. Tip: For a budget-friendly filing solution, cut and paint cereal boxes to serve as repurposed magazine holders.
Clear the clutter and create a beautiful and uber-organized desk area on a budget. You'll need the following materials: assorted magazine and lidded storage boxes, paintbrush, paint or wallpaper, photo frames and trash bins (for sorting).
Great for an entry, home office or kitchen, this dry-erase wall caddy gives you a functional way to organize all your daily essentials. The caddy includes a dry-erase surface with a day-by-day planner for planning your week, a magnetic strip for posting cards and photos, and three rear compartments for glasses, magazines, mail and more.
Keep your office organized by creating a magazine file for catalogs you want to keep for later reference, and another for incoming new magazines. It keeps the magazine clutter out of the rest of the house, and if it’s in the file, you know you haven’t read it yet.
Kids can acquire plenty of paper clutter on their own, too. Keep their bedroom and playroom organized by integrating stylish storage boxes onto bookshelves and cabinets. Extra-wide boxes can keep precious artwork and drawings stowed away for safekeeping, and magazine holders can double as coloring book organizers. With a proper place for everything, cleaning up and staying organized can be a breeze for little ones.
This office space is brightened up with peach-toned walls, green print drapes, a colorful cushioned chair and eclectic accessories. White bookcases hold magazines and storage baskets giving this work space an organized look.
Can you guess the ordinary object that stars in this extraordinary storage idea? Inspired by a magazine, Christina Roy of 2 Little Hooligans turned a kitchen stool upside down, added caster wheels and tied on fabric bags for a truly repurposed wrapping station.
Storage Dilemma: Daily mail and magazines quickly pile up and clutter your kitchen. Solution: If you don't want to pin items on your refrigerator or have the wall space for a bulletin board, a base message center cabinet is a good alternative. It gives you an organized spot for the papers, while also providing a great way to end a cabinet run.
Baskets are a user-friendly way to store items you want to access easily. This Tuscan Retreat 3 Basket Stand in Sea Blue from Hillsdale Furniture features solid wood construction and a distressed finish with three ample storage baskets and an extra drawer so you can keep books, magazines, remotes and more organized and sorted.
You’ve seen them in magazines and on TV, no doubt — built-in coffee bars complete with a sink, fridge and lighted shelving, like this one that Lisa Robazza designed “to utilize an awkward space under a stair in a small kitchen for a client who entertains often.” All those pricey perks are nice, for sure, but you can get the same effect for free. Just reorganize a corner of your kitchen (ideally a spot near your sink) so that all your coffee-making supplies are together: The machine on the counter, mugs or cups in a cabinet above, and filters, pods or grounds in a drawer underneath.