A few months ago I was stumbling around Officeworks eyeing off all the pretty stationery and looking for storage for my desk. I was determined to conquer the mess that constantly invaded it and I was sure a simple storage solution would be the answer… I was right. Enter the Keji 5 Draw Storage Organiser $16.99. I love clear acrylic, it held lots of paper and was under $20 so I was sold.
Straight away my desk became more manageable, papers never got lost and everything looks pretty… but one wasn’t enough. I wanted another for the opposite end of my desk so I could have one for personal household use and another for blog stuff. Before I went to buy it I thought about how useful the drawers could be in other areas of my house…
My first thought was jewellery storage. The wall of hanging necklaces is getting a little scary so I bought a set of drawers for my dressing table and it now holds my brooch collection, my prized and regularly worn necklaces and a ones that could easily be damaged.
I love how accessible everything is and that even from a glance I can see where everything is because of the clear acrylic. The weight of the pieces doesn’t make a difference because essentially the drawers were designed to hold heavy paper stock.
I didn’t just stop there, I was keen to see how make up would go in the drawers too. I’m proud to say it came up a treat! Everything had it’s own place and it was all so easy to identify and get to. This $17 storage solution was really winning me over.
Ok, so I could probably dedicate a whole drawer unit to my nail polish collection rather than just a drawer but to illustrate how much you could cram in there if you really tried… I’m pretty impressed. As I mentioned before the drawer unit is stable and doesn’t topple over if one or two drawers are open at once.
I sorted some of my make up by Foundation / Eyes / Cheeks & Lips / Nails / Misc and it held just enough. For my make up I use a mix of Dior (for the base) and Benefit Cosmetics (for the fun finishing touches).
Officeworks has so many gems but these are my favourites. If you’re keen to try the drawers out for jewellery storage I’d recommend the 4 Draw unit if you have a few chunky bangles or just simply need a little more height for large items. The Draw Tidy is a great idea for rings, studs, bracelets and fiddly necklaces you don’t want to get tangled and you can’t beat the price either. Better still you can order them online!
In the end I also bought another for my blogging paperwork. The drawers come with simple white stripe adhesive labels so I don’t get into the habit of just jamming random bits of paper in there. The whole unit just looks so clean and tidy, I love it. It really does come down to imagination, there are so many things you could store in it… what would you organise with it?