Workspace of the Week: Calm and useful home office

This week’s Workspace of the Week is AlmostBunnies’ office makeover:

You may remember we featured AlmostBunnies’ tiny desk office back in 2010. Since then, she has grown the space to meet her new needs, and we love the changes. The paper file boxes nicely hold her paper filing — bank, health, auto, utilities, taxes, pets. A filing cabinet isn’t for everyone, and it’s nice to see an example of a simple-to-use and functional alternative. The plastic containers on the small shelves contain beads for crafts. The pen cups, which she had on her previous desk, are still working wonderfully to hold her writing utensils on her new desk. She explains that she has two metal drawers that sit below the work surface that hold more craft supplies — an important task when one has pets in the house. I also adore the pulled string held up with two push pins that serves as a simple clipboard for inspiring cards and small pieces of artwork. In this room, everything has a place and (when not being used) everything is stored in its place. A truly wonderful home office, AlmostBunnies, and thank you for sharing it with us.

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11 Comments for “Workspace of the Week: Calm and useful home office”

  1. posted by Cindy on

    I am looking for shelving just like this – do you know where she got the shelves and supports? Thanks!

  2. posted by Katie on

    I always wonder why people have an initial on their desk. First name? Last name? A letter they like?

  3. posted by Destroyer on

    Cindy: The upper shelves look like IKEA modular shelves (you can combine various shelves and supports). The lower shelves are definitely from IKEA (see Flickr comments).

  4. posted by JustGail on

    I think I’ve seen unfinished wood supports with the same shape in the home improvement stores. It might be an alternative if you want wood grain or to paint them an accent color. Although, all white is a nice crisp look.

  5. posted by Dora on

    So lovely!

  6. posted by Tammy H on

    I like the file boxes! I have baab looking for a solution just like that. I’m wondering where she got them, if I search file boxes, I just get the large banker style file boxes. Maybe she repurposed then from something else?

  7. posted by almostbunnies on


    The boxes are from the Container Store but they don’t have the exact same boxes any more unfortunately. They are made of what looks like recycled paper. TCS still carry many boxes of the same brand “Bigso Box of Sweden but in different colors.

  8. posted by Small Biz Tribe on

    Wow, that’s so lovely. Something for us all to aspire to. Sigh…

  9. posted by Cat Morley on

    This craft space is heavenly!

  10. posted by Steven Smith @ Organizer NYC on

    This sounds to be an amazing way to set out the clutter in workroom and office.

  11. posted by [email protected] Sydney Rug Cleaners on

    Love the lil mugs as holders, an clean and organic way. Well organized

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