Time is quickly winding down in this house (sniff), but I wanted to sneak in one last Organize This post centered on a little nook that I made over quite some time ago but never got a chance to share! When I consolidated my craft work station and re-arranged our craft room/office at the end of last year, my blue towers needed a new home. After shuffling around (and selling off) a few items, our former printer station and blue storage towers were combined on the same floor foot print to create the ultimate Printer Station!
For whatever reason, my son is (and always has been) obsessed with our printer. Having it concealed before worked great, but putting the printer up high has worked even better! I love having it completely out of the way and off our desk surface but easily accessible when we need it. Three cheers for wireless technology that truly allows you to put items exactly where you need them! Thanks to the printer, a stand-alone acrylic file holder and the storage drawers below, all of our printing supplies are in one handy place!
In the three drawers right below the printer, we keep extra printer ink, cords, printable CDs, and white printer paper for quick and easy access whenever these supplies run out. I love having dedicated places for these items. When we run out, both Greg and I know exactly where to find replacements; and when we buy extras, we know exactly where to put them!
In the acrylic file holder right next to the printer are all the speciality papers I use for various craft projects, as well as those we use for household tasks.
I found the clear acrylic box at Staples and cut the gold "Files" label with my Cricut out of gold contact paper.
Because I can't leave anything plain, I used Jen's great trick of upping the style factor of my file folders by adding washi tape across the tabs and labeling with a fine tip marker.
Inside all these folders are my specialty papers: white cardstock, glossy photo paper, laminating sheets, return address labels, printable sticker paper, t-shirt transfers and more! After trying different methods for storing these types of supplies, I have to say I LOVE having them in separate, labeled file folders right next to the printer. No more mixing of the various printer-friendly sheets, and everything is ready right where I use it!
And with that...we have a handy and convenient Printer Station in our home office. An out-of-the-way, centralized location for anything and everything printing-related that we need and use on a daily basis!
As always, my goal with these little Organize This posts are not to show you huge organization overhauls, but rather simple little solutions that you could complete this weekend that will make a big difference in the day-to-day functioning of your home! Be sure to check out my other posts in this series below:
Organize This: Bakeware
Organize This: Recipes
Organize This: Tiny Toys
Organize This: Wrapping Paper
I hope you all have a fantastic holiday weekend! We have a really fun one with friends and family planned, so if I am not here Monday, it's because I couldn't tear myself away from the fun to write my post ;)
See you back here soon!