Work Space setup project is in its first major phase - ORGANIZATION. I firmly believe that organization is very important for productive work space. If your work space is well-organized accessing stuff becomes easy, which does not waste your time and make you mad in searching things everywhere, which finally leads to greater productivity and increased focus on actual work.
My first work space organization project is drawer organization. Continuing with the Four Points of Organization which I discussed in planning of work space, I have completed my first aim of organizing my offices supplies in desk drawer successfully!
Yes you read it right, a Stackable Drawer Organizer (and it slides too!). As my desk drawer is quite deep and I want to store only office supplies in it, a creative idea was needed that will use the height of the drawer to fullest. Limited space requires creativity - said Peter Walsh. So true! So thinking creatively I made this slider and stackable drawer dividers which are functional, well-organized, have space for growth and also look pretty!
Follow along to see how I transformed a messy desk drawer into well-organized and functional one in my new creative nook.
Here is what I used to DIY stackable drawer inserts. Boxes (cereal, biscuits, chips, sweets, perfume, toothpaste...), decorative tape, white and color papers, pencil, ruler, scissor and cutter. These thin card board boxes are just prefect to make drawer inserts, isn't it?
Over few weeks I have been collecting these empty boxes for organization projects. As per the common way of making DIY drawer dividers using cereal boxes, I did not played with the boxes to see how they adjust in drawer. Rather I first took measurements of the drawer, made a rough sketch how I wanted drawer organizers and then found the best fit boxes for it. This way allows you to make inserts according to your needs and not rely on the size of the boxes.
My plan is to store only office supplies like pens (other than daily ones), markers, highlighters, color tapes and camera cord and extra memory cards in level 0 organizers. And other small office supplies like binder clips, U-clips, rubber bands, white out, stapler, eraser, sharpener and bookmarks in level 1 sliding organizer.
Since the organizers are double-stored I made level 0 drawer inserts 2 inches high (half the size of drawer height) and the remaining height goes to level 1 drawer inserts. I numbered each insert so even if they get shuffled in the process I know which one fits where.
Before starting to decorate I placed all inserts into the drawer to confirm they all fit correctly. I suggest to do this step on regular interval to avoid mistakes.
Now the fun part of decorating the drawer inserts! For level 0 I covered only the inner part of the inserts because that is the only part which is seen. First I covered the inner part with white paper and then glued strips and triangles of yellow and pink papers. And to hide those ugly edges just added a golden decorative tape on them.
For level 1, as the tray was completely white, I decided to pop few origami boxes in it. I did not glued them on the tray as I want to keep them flexible.
All done!! All items now have home and extra space to grow (to store future buys!). It is really functional and I'm happy that now I can find all like items at one place!
I'm very happy with the outcome. The DIY sliding-cum-stackable desk drawer organizer idea is the perfect solution for any deep drawers. So if you have any deep drawer that needs to be organized, well now you know the solution!
Do you use any other way than this to organize deep drawers? Share your creative ideas in the comments below, I will love to know it.
Stay tuned to see upcoming work space organization and decor projects with me!