The Fishing Tackle Box Turned Office Supply Cabinet
Recently, I was feeling just plain frustrated with my office supply situation. Since we are still unpacking from our move across the country as well as our recent extended backpacking trip, and moving out the stuff from the property we purchased, things are a bit scattered, to say the least. We are also in much less space than we had in Arizona. One of the concessions we made to be debt free . . . we’ll expand later.
There was an old rusted fishing tackle box on the front porch that we’d been meaning to empty and get out of our way during this week’s run to the dump.
I sent the contents on their way, but decided to scrub out the box and spray paint it with some left over paint from another project. It’s now a sharp looking black office supply case that holds our post-it notes, pens, highlighters, grease pencils, staples, paper clips, business envelopes, etc. (See above pic.)
It takes up much less space on our desk / library table, and is easily grabbed when we have to head out in the car for a few days. This project is great for both the road warrior and work at home person.It's like having a grab and take supply cabinet when you have to travel to a meeting or for a home / office consult. Or, if you just want to hit the beach or park while you work, it's great for that too.
While it's nice and conveniently cheap that we had an old fishing tackle box kicking around, picking one up at the hardware or sporting goods store is still a very affordable way to go. Have any other unusual work solutions? Pop me a line!
Real life photos by Myscha