Organize Office Supplies

I recently read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and it’s really changed the way I think about the items I own, what I chose to keep, and how I store them. Not only was I in undergrad for 8 years because I did it part time while working, but I then went on to be self employed for years. As you can imagine, my office supply stash was pretty legit. ūüėČ

I now work full time, have a small child with another on the way, and rarely find myself reaching for some of the¬†supplies that used to be daily essentials for me. I didn’t want to be without a paper clip or binder clip in the event of a paper emergency, so I knew I had to keep some of these things.

Organize Office Supplies

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Just like the method in the book, I grouped together like items and decided what I would likely reach for again. This part was hard¬†because I tend to be someone who makes excuses or justifies, so I had to be really honest with myself about what I would likely use in the next 30-60 days, and assure myself having to spend another $1.99 in the event I got rid of too much, wouldn’t break the bank.

Organize Office Supplies


Once I landed on my final piles, I started brainstorming storage solutions. As someone who tends to buy way more than I need in the world of organizing projects, I can’t stress this enough. Sort first, then figure out the storage solution.¬†Otherwise you are limited¬†how you organize to the functionality of the¬†organizer. This should be the¬†other way around!¬†You’ll save yourself wasted time and unnecessary products. In this case, I found a small tackle box (similar) would be the perfect storage solution.

Organize Office Supplies

How do you organize your office supplies? 

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  • I have a similar plastic container in which I store small office supplies. My daughter was given a larger pink plastic container with dividers when she was interested in using her Rainbow Loom. She no longer uses it, so I use it to organize my paper clips, binder clips, push pins, erasers, pencil sharpeners, elastic bands, and so on. They’re very handy. I use a Doctor Who mug, a Super Mario Bros. mug, a pencil case or two, some hooks, a few small boxes from IKEA, and a glass to store the rest of my office supplies.

    I have yet to use the KonMari method in my home, but I want to and I am grateful for this blog post because the ideas and images you shared are really helpful! Thank you! ūüôā

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