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37 Clever Uses for Everyday Items in the Home Office

By: Morgan Faulkner and Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Designing and organizing your home office doesn't have to be a budget killer. Simply source your own digs for items you can reuse in surprising ways to help corral clutter.

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Revolving Spice Rack = Office Supply Organizer

Make accessing small items, such as tacks, paperclips and rubber bands, a breeze by sorting them into a revolving spice rack. Choosing a clear glass version will take the guesswork out of each container's contents.

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Glassware Alternative

Need a splash of color in your workspace? Use a colorful antique tumbler as an alternative to your typical office supply holder.

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Stick to It

Crafting your own wall calendar has never been easier. With the help of colorful sticky notes and a corkboard, you'll have a chic way to keep up with dates and stay on schedule.

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Dish Drain File Caddy

Look to the kitchen when brainstorming creative storage ideas. A repurposed dish drain is the perfect home for go-to documents. Bonus: The utensil cup makes a handy vessel for all your pencils and pens.

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