Home Hacks: Part Five
If there is one spot in the home that requires good organization to maintain function, it’s the home office! With electronics, office supplies, papers, books, files and more, an office can quickly become cluttered and dysfunctional. Creating an organized office doesn’t have to require a huge budget or intense DIY skills, however. Here at The Good Stuff, we’re excited and ready to bring you some clever, inexpensive, and simple office organization tips as part five in our Home Hacks Series that will transform your office from messy to magnificent.
1. DIY Dry Erase Boards from Old Frames
Find instructions on how to make these exclusive to The Good Stuff sparkly love arrows DIY here!
2. Extra Large Cork Board
Rolls of cork can be pricey. To make an extra large pin board, check out this tutorial that utilizes inexpensive IKEA cork placemats and lattice from the hardware store!
3. Fabric Covered Office Chair
Source: Little Green Notebook
Some fabric and Mod Podge transform a boring, off-the-shelf office chair into a glamorous and comfy office necessity. Pick a fabric that matches your style and color scheme for a perfectly personalized chair.
4. Storage Boxes for Routers
Source: Sweet Sanity Designs
Nothing makes an office feel more messy and cluttered than electronics and cables strewn about. Repurpose decorative paper boxes into pretty and unsuspecting hiding places for these unsightly must-haves.
5. Hideaway Printer Storage
Source: PB&J Stories
The printer is another office staple that can often feel in the way. Bring in a dresser for extra office storage and then use this clever tutorial for transforming one of the drawers into a rolling, hideaway printer nook!
6. Desk Organizer from Cardboard
Source: Mod Podge Rocks
Coordinated desk accessories can often cost a pretty penny. Old paper towel tubes and cereal boxes get a happy new look thanks to scrapbook paper, paint and glue!
7. Cord Tags
Source: The Chic Site
Nothing can drive one crazier than trying to figure out what plug belongs to which electronic device. Eliminate the confusion by adding adorable washi tape tags to each plug. Be sure to label both ends in color-coordinated tapes to keep track of what’s plugged in and what’s not!
8. Chic Pencil Cups
Source: Creature Comforts
Turning soup cans into cups for pens, pencils, and other art supplies is a tried and true office hack. Up the glam factor by adding metallic leather cording around simple cans and securing with hot glue.
9. Pretty File Cabinet
Source: Two Twenty One
New metal file cabinets are not only expensive but are quite often boring. Thankfully, good-but-used ones are always available at thrift stores. After checking to make sure it’s in good working order, use paint and stencils to transform a discarded cabinet into an office gem.
10. Color Coded Files
Source: A Bowl Full of Lemons
Keeping office files organized and pleasant to look at is no easy feat. Instead of over-thinking your labeling system, get back to basics with this smart and simple color-coded system.
11. Pretty Boxes
Source: First Home Love Life
Corralling small office and craft supplies into boxes instantly cuts down on clutter. Instead of leaving them plain, add paint and labels to give storage boxes a high-end look, allowing them to serve as both storage and décor!
12. Wall Pockets
Source: Style By Emily Henderson
Utilizing wall space above or near a desk can help keep your workspace clear of clutter. Think about what most lands on your desk; then fashion these super chic and simple wall pockets to catch all that pesky paperwork.
13. Magazine Files
Source: In My Own Style
If you hoard magazines or have to store a lot of papers, vertical magazine files tucked neatly into bookcases are an excellent solution. Add pretty paper and labels to the storage boxes to add style and help you easily find just what you’re looking for!