Fishing for Home Office Organisation Ideas

Pencils, Pens, Highlighters, Scissors, Paper Clips the office bibs and bobs list, goes on and on.  I have been searching for a way to organise and store these items so that I can always find what I need! 

We have a great office space but it is in an embarrasing state at the moment.  But we are making a start.  One of the big problems is that even though I have a large desk it has no drawers! 

 I rectified that quick smart with these nifty little drawers from you guessed it The Reject Shop.  They were $30.  Great deal but wait there’s more…..I had specifically gone to the reject store with a purpose.

Remember this project?  

 Well more than 6 months on our “Fishing Tackle Box, Battery Organisation” was still working except for one minor detail.  After constant use over the Christmas period the lid had broken off!  So I bought a new one to replace it.

Once home I assembled our drawers and used the broken Tackle Box to check that it would fit inside one of my new drawers. This would be a great place to store my battery container. You would never believe it.  

Perfect fit!  One Reject Shop Tackle Box, sans lid, fits perfectly inside one Reject Shop drawer.  That is no coincidence my friends, that is called organisational destiny. 

So of course I needed more tackle boxes.  EVERYTHING was going to have a compartment!  I would be able to sleep at night knowing each little item had its very own home! So this happened.

Introducing my new top drawer.

Isn’t she lovely, isn’t she wonderful! I used some scrapbooking paper leftovers to line the base just to make her pretty.  These containers are brilliant as the dividers can be moved around to create perfectly sized compartments.

I may have then looked at what else I could organise in the same way. 

I may have collected a hook or two over the past few years!  These were in all little packets scattered over the house.  A quick roll call and they were lined up, sorted and introduced to their new homes.  Now I know exactly what we have and what we need, well when it comes to hooks at least.

The Other Drawers….

I now have more desk space, less clutter all over the office and can find exactly what I need when I need it.  Even better did you notice that the drawers on wheels?  I actually wheeled it out to the dining room the other day to work at the table! Totally handy! Unless of course you need to work in the closest Mc Cafe. Not sure I could go that far.

Yesterday I started work on one other wall in the office.  It is going to be a HUGE job but it has to be done!  I am drowning in Office clutter! 

What is your biggest office organisation problem? 

Do you love a good tackle box as much as me? 



  1. I have these same drawers! Love the way it looks all compartmentalized with the tackle boxes and good to know they are the perfect fit!

  2. Wow those tackle boxes and those drawers are a match made in heaven. I keep meaning to buy myself some tackle boxes to organise all those fiddly things. I’m jealous!

  3. Love this idea! Have shamelessly used it in my study clean up!

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