Upcycled Organization Ideas

Sep 22, 2008 by

Monday always prompts me to re-organize my desk to prepare for a fresh week.  This weekend, I picked up an obsolete slide holder — and thought it would be lovely for a stylish desktop organization tool for the shop.

I’m also always looking to maximize my wall real estate, and this DIY project from GreenUpgrader adds a hint of shine and vintage industrial style to your office.  It is made of upcycled metal cans, great for stashing away notes, paperclips, letters, and stamps– although I think it would be interesting to use old metal cans that still have the vintage labels!

For a more rustic feel, this desk organizer from Farmhouse Wares is made of recycled garden wood…and I love the fact that you can open and close it for instant de-cluttering.

How do you organize your desks and workspaces?  What creative ways do you de-clutter your desks?  I’d love to hear about your desktop inspirations!

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  1. I wish I had some creative de-cluttering ideas to share! I just hide it all in plastic boxes in the closet. I love your solutions and they look much more lovely than mine!

  2. Great ideas Grace. The elephant is so adorable. Love the mini side pockets. Hope it will come in my dream someday. The suitcase idea is awesome. I love boxes…sometimes has to remind myself what I keep in them. : )

  3. These are all such great storage ideas. I use vintage trays to store some of my loose items at my desk.

    I love that vintage holder for art supplies! Good call.

  4. Grace

    Thanks ladies! I can never have too many ways to organize..yet there seems to always be more clutter around the corner 😉

  5. Wow…i like those old metal cans! It looks good!

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  7. Deena DeLaura

    Just caught sight of your website! Terrific!! When is the magazine coming out.. Love the term “UP-cycle!!” You need you need your own show… when you are ready .. let me know:) GoodWork

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