As soon as I got the idea of using photo boxes to organize our desk cabinet in our office nook, I then waited for a good deal at Michael's. And it didn't take me long. After a week, their photo boxes were on sale, 7 pieces for only $10.00. Woot!
I was surprised though when we got to Michael's because I never thought they would be sturdy boxes. For such a reasonable price, I really thought otherwise. More so, they were big enough to hold a lot of stuff. I am more than happy and content with how quality-made they are for such a great buy. Win!
But I think you will get the idea of how messy it was with the things that were there before they went inside the boxes. Check the photos below.
There were envelopes, CDs, cards, letters, labels, notepads, notebooks, etc. They were just scattered all over the cabinet and what's not good about it is it was always hard to find what you wanted pronto. You had to dig and dig first and lucky are you if you find it soonest without losing your patience.
I grouped them, and you can see the label in each boxes in the first photo - envelopes; cards/letters/labels; notebooks/pads; CDs/electronics. Neat!
I would have wanted boxes with the same color or design so it won't get too busy with all the colors and patters. But the husband chose some designs that he liked so I just chose some that I liked too. They don't look bad though, do they? The patterns are just beautiful and the colors as well. Besides, they are doing their job which is to make things easier for us. And without a doubt, they did. Proven and tested!
Whenever we need something, it is much easier to find it now. What a relief!
And these three boxes here were the ones left. I haven't used them yet and they are on top of one of the cabinets in our bedroom just waiting to be used.
I am planning to use them in my son's bedroom to organize some of his things. I haven't gotten to it yet but soon I will.
How about you? Have you used photo boxes to organize things too other than photos?