Keep your sanity by using this tip to make this simple printer paper storage. Sometimes the easiest solutions are the most beneficial!
You know when you go by a space in your home and something is really bothering you? You keep telling yourself that there’s an easy solution to this but you just seem to never get to it?
Well, that’s exactly the case with the printer area in my basement. It’s always full of papers lying everywhere. I never know what kind of paper has been removed from the printers and put on top. I am tired of trying to guess and sort everything.
Plus, the sheets of papers exit on top on one of the printer so I let you guess the mess it makes on the floor when everything is piled on it and we print something!!
I had a very easy solution for my problem. I even had everything on hand. During Christmas break, I decided that it was more than time! And here it is:
Materials needed for this simple printer paper storage
- Wall magazine rack (see note below)
- Adhesive metal bookplates
- Editable template for the cards (free, in my resources library)
Note: the magazine rack I have comes from IKEA and is not available anymore. I had it for quite a while and it was just lying around somewhere. It was about time I used it!!
How to organize this simple printer paper storage
I used the adhesive metal bookplate to identify which kind of paper I wanted to store. I divided them like this:
I would like to open a parenthesis ad something not related to the post. Have you seen the light switch and the thermostat? Now, I didn’t build this house but let me tell you that if I had, they would be aligned! Not only it’s ugly, but it also takes so much space on the wall! So my advice to you, if you’re building your house, watch the position of all outlets! 😜 End of the parenthesis!
I didn’t feel like handwriting on the cards that came with the metal bookplates. Any idea why we never love our own handwriting?! So I printed the titles and simply cut them the right size. If you want to do the same, I made an editable template for you to use. Just sign up and I’ll send you the password to my free resources library.
Now, I’m so relieved when I go by that space. No more mess!
In case you want to use the same font, I chose the “Ink Free” font. It has a handwriting feel to it that I like.
Do you have a space that you wish you could clear up? If you need some advice or want to show me what you did, come and join me on my Facebook group! It’s all about Simple DIY projects for busy people!