One of my top priorities these days in anything I am doing to improve my home is organization and storage. We have plenty of space in this house for the two of us but finding places to store things can sometimes be a challenge. As far as organization...it just makes me happy.
Our new Ikea desk has a top drawer to the right and was pretty much a hot mess after we put everything back in. So obviously I was on the hunt for some reasonably priced but stylish organizational tools and finally came across the Martha Stewart stack and fit collection at Staples. They are perfect because you can customize them to fit your needs (by the way, although it may seem like it - I actually am not a spokesperson for Martha. Her stuff just always works me. All opinions on this blog are mine and I have not been asked to review every product she has ever came out with...maybe someday. Ha ha ha).
The desk itself came with an insert that rests on the top of the drawer where we store our pens, pencils, scissors, etc which is nice because we don't have to have them sitting on the desk.
Now, moving on to the Expedit. We purchased baskets to fit on the bottom row because we knew we wanted to use the top for books. It took me a while to decide what to put in the baskets but one day it finally hit me! I needed somewhere to store all of our gift wrapping supplies! I had been seeing all of these amazing ideas on Pinterest for storing those items in big elaborate over the door hanging devices but we just didn't have that kind of room so this worked out great!
The first basket holds all of the extra gift bags and tissue paper
The second basket is for gift boxes
The third basket is for gift tags, ribbon, and gift card boxes
The final basket is a little random but this is where we are storing our extra extension cords and timers for our lights.
Hope you've enjoyed my little organizational tour and come back for more tutorials from The Loft!