HOME + GARDEN, HOME office | February 21, 2011

New Uses for Old Things | Kitchen Gadgets in the Office

desk organization kitchen tools

Nothing gives new life to seemingly out-of-date kitchen gadgets than a change of scenery. I spotted these creative office organizing solutions via Better Homes and Gardens and can’t wait to put them to use.

Though it may be past its prime in the kitchen, a roughed-up muffin tin is the perfect desk drawer catch-all for office essentials like paper clips and stamps. Try it in a chest of drawers to keep jewelry untangled, or in the drawer of night table to stash relic tubes of lip balm and lotion.

And though egg cups may only find their way to your dining table once (or less) a year, you can put them to work every day decluttering your desk top. If you don’t already have some in your cupboard, you can find inexpensive vintage options at thrift stores. Treasured teacups would also be a pretty solution for small stationery items.

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2 Responses to “New Uses for Old Things | Kitchen Gadgets in the Office”

  1. Great! We also started using baby things no longer needed in the office. Our old diaper caddy that held diapers and wipes is now the perfect mail, pen and office supply holder.

  2. Anita, this is a great tip. This is something to remember when you choose patterns. When I was on the market for my baby gear, I tried to select items that could be used for toddlers, when it was possible.