I don’t think I’ve told you lately about my latest obsession with the Martha Stewart Home Office Collection (available exclusively at Staples). I am talking OBSESSED with all capital letters. It doesn’t help either that a new Staples store has just opened in the town that I live in. I practically live there drooling over all the stock. I mean I’m crazy about office stationery in general but the Martha line is so extensive and matching and well fun! :) I love love love the Shagreen texture.
So ya it’s safe to say that I’ve purchased a “few” things from the Martha line of office products so I won’t lie when I say I may have giggled like a school girl when they contacted me about working with them to test out some of the collection. In fact I may even have busted a move right there in my living room with a twirl or two added in for the sheer joy of it. If this is frightening any of you, have you read the title of my blog? I am a ridiculous full-fledged organizing junkie!! But lucky for you I’m totally willing to get others “hooked” along with me (I’m nice like that!). An obsession is way more fun when others around you are just as excited as you are. Unfortunately for me, my family looks at me like I’ve come from another planet when I go on and on and on about it all. Sheesh, it’s so sad really :) That’s why I’m so happy I can come here and share with you my obsessions with baskets, bins and office stationery too…oh my!
Okay so I’ve got to show you how I put Martha’s products to use because it makes me so happy. It provides a home for my stuff and stuff with a home is happy stuff and happy stuff has happy owners. See how that all works? It’s a good thing. Ha!
You may have noticed some of the products in my newly organized closet. For instance, when I moved the filing cabinet into the closet, I realized my old “to file” basket wasn’t going to fit on top of it. I needed a new solution which is where this document storage box from Martha came into play.
It’s smaller than my old one but that will only force me to file more often than once a year. That’s not really a bad thing :)
Next I used Martha’s removable labels to label to my hearts content. I love them because they aren’t permanent. I change my mind a lot.
The white magazine file holders and vertical file folders that you see are really good quality which I like because I tend to be quite hard on my magazine holders pulling them in and out all the time.
Vertical file folders are so smart!
As you know I like things that don’t have to be permanent. These removable dry-erase wall decals are fun! This one I put beside my youngest son’s bed to remind him of very important things.
He’s now changed that though to welcome people to his room instead which totally cracks me up :)
Have you seen the file pockets yet? Gosh they are so versatile. You can get them in clear or in the Shagreen. These are the best for clearing clutter off your counter. Here is a double pocket that I’ve got in my office. They are removable as well!
Take a look at your counters right now…have you got back to school papers piled up already? It happens and fast. You could add these to a wall or the side of your fridge and instantly have somewhere for all those papers. Have one pocket per kid or one per event. The possibilities are endless really. Sweet!
Here is how I’ve put the clear file pockets to good use.
These elastic tag labels are a fun way to label bins like I did with my supermarket bins.
Now who doesn’t love a great chalkboard label. I used these ones on my kid’s school file boxes. I will blog about the boxes later though as they deserve a post of their very own :) I have the kid’s names on each of them but I wrote those on after the picture was taken.
Now I’ve saved the best for last. This one wasn’t my idea but my girlfriends because she is seriously brilliant. She too was looking for a solution for all those school papers that come home and need to be kept readily accessible. You know the school schedules, invitations, lunch forms, etc. With three kids plus all their activities she needed something a little more heavy duty. She turned to Martha’s accordion file and put it on her fridge. Oh yes she did. Command picture hanging strips (another one of my favorite brands!) attached to the back made hanging it up a breeze.
Seriously how cool is that! Everything is right at her fingertips. A perfect command center right there front and center on her fridge.
So there you have it, I told you I’m obsessed. Pretty crazy right? Wait, don’t answer that! Hope you got some ideas for your own home.
Now I’ve got a great coupon for you to enjoy for 40% off (sorry this one is US only). Click on the link below to print.
If you use it, let me know what you purchased. Junkies unite!!