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:
- 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!
2. 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.3. 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.
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).
5. It is easy to create a uniform look by storing them with the tall-side out.
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.
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.