In my previous post I showed you how messy my office closet was. How the shelves, that I proudly installed long time ago, were sagging, and how I fixed that problem. Well, at the end of that post, the closet looked like this.
It was beginning to look organized but definitely not pretty. It looked pretty much empty, half of the stuff was still waiting to be placed back on those shelves, but I had another problem! The shelves were not enough or the right space to store all the small items I had. Luckily, a quick trip to the Dollar General was the solution. I was surprised to find such a good variety of storage supplies at such good prices!
I really love LOVE this large fabric storage bin cases! You can choose the colors and designs... and only four dollars!
Well, I brought home this stash for less than $30. ;)
These plastic containers were perfect to store all the small stuff.
It all looks SO much better! Markers, scissors, cards, labels... it all has it's own space.
Cute buckets like this one hold pencils, color pencils, pens and crayons.
I also changed the labels on the file folders, color coordinating them by person. The paper trays stayed the same, well, they were organized.
It all fit in here and I still have plenty of space. That lower shelf with the hole punch is the one I try to keep empty because this is a guest room/office space, guests can use that shelf for their storage needs. The same goes for the basket with the paper goods, I can bring the paper to another room and the guest can use the basket for their own storage.
I'm so glad I already tackled this project! I can go on vacation mode without worrying about back to school organization, the system is set!
If you're looking for inexpensive, cute and functional organizing supplies, head to your closest Dollar General and check out their huge selection. While there you can also grab all the stuff your kids need for back to school... Note books, pencils, markers, glues, you name it, they have it! Because hey, earlier is better. Who wants to come back from Summer vacation to empty shelves?! I've been there and it's not fun. Go now!
Save on back to school essentials with Dollar General!