Organization using FLUNS Magazine Files from IKEA. Before3pm.com

Last week for the Friday Find post, I spotlighted the FLUNS magazine files from IKEA.

Today I am showing you some ways to use them to organize around your house.

Here are some advantages to using the FLUNS magazine file to organize:

  1.   They don’t have lids.     Let’s be frank – how many times do you put something on top of where it should go?  You know what I mean – you have a box labeled for something – but instead of taking off the lid and putting said item inside, you place it on top because your hands are full or you are in a hurry or whatever the reason may be.   No lids is one less thing to worry about!

Organization using FLUNS Magazine Files from IKEA. Before3pm.com2.  Because they store vertically, you don’t have to move a stack to get at what you want.  Just like pulling a book off of the shelf, pulling a magazine file off the shelf is a very efficient way to get at what you want instead of moving a stack of things to get at what you want.Organization using FLUNS Magazine Files from IKEA. Before3pm.com3.  They are incredibly versatile.  Who says they are only for magazines or standard papers?  As you can see, I store all sorts of things in these files.

Organization using FLUNS Magazine Files from IKEA. Before3pm.com

4.  They are inexpensive.  These two bookshelves hold a total of 72 of the FLUNS magazine files.  At 4 for 99¢, that is a total cost of $18.00 (before tax).

Organization using FLUNS Magazine Files from IKEA. Before3pm.com

5.  It is easy to create a uniform look by storing them with the tall-side out.

Organization using FLUNS Magazine Files from IKEA. Before3pm.com

Take a tip from me – make all of your labels hand-written.  I started out using printed labels for my piano music.  Sure it looks nice at first, but if I want to change or add a new magazine file, there is the hassle of going to the computer and printing out a new label.

Make your labels handwritten and convenient to do (masking tape, washi tape, standard file label, etc) so that it is easy to label a new bin and keep things consistent.

Organization using FLUNS Magazine Files from IKEA. Before3pm.com


I hope this gives you some inspiration on ways to use these around the house.

A friend posted that she uses these as charging stations for her kids’ tablets – the cord can go right through the hole!

For more ways I use them to organize my kids’ schoolwork, you can check out this post HERE.

For other ways to organize your crafting area, check out these posts:

Using Clorox Containers that are cut in half

Storing Twine

 

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