The days of filing away piles of paper in a traditional filing cabinet are long gone—at least for most of us. However, it's safe to say that everyone working from home still needs a safe place to stash away a handful of key documents, along with other desktop essentials such as notecards, stamps, and the like. So what's a 9-to-5er supposed to do, particularly if at-home storage space is limited? I may have found a pretty darn good solution.
Target Fabric Storage Box with Faux Leather Accent Cream - Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
Personally, I love working from home while sitting at my burlwood desk from CB2, but sadly, this beauty doesn't feature any desk drawers. I like to keep a few key essentials nearby as I write—inspirational magazines, notepads for to-do lists, thank you cards, and the like—so I had to get creative.
In came Target—how many times has Target seriously saved the day?
While browsing their collection of office supplies online, I came across these fabulous fabric storage boxes, which are part of the Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia collection. Right away, I was sold. These boxes are stylish in appearance, for one, meaning they're something I would actually be happy to display on my desk. But they're also ultra-functional—the material is sturdy, the large box is quite sizable (it measures 10.5 by 14 inches), and to top it off, the price point is just right. Other similar boxes that look as aesthetically pleasing as these do often cost much more! Best of all, Target's online shipping is super speedy. Living in a big city without access to a car, I don't make it to a full-sized Target store all that often, so when I can place an order online, it's a game changer. Online orders of $35 and above ship for free and generally arrive in just a matter of days, making it easy to get your organizing on.
I ended up purchasing two of these boxes and use one to house my stationery while another holds random day-to-day essentials. I love to turn to my favorite design magazines for inspiration as I work, and I can even fit a couple inside the box when they're not in use, which helps to keep my workspace more orderly and clutter-free.
If you don't have a desk setup at home, you can certainly make these boxes work for you in other rooms of the home. For example, I love to save greeting cards and notes from loved ones, and a box like this would be perfect for stashing away these types of mementos. It would look nice and pretty perched on a bookshelf or dresser. You could also use one of these to hold art supplies—perhaps it could store needlepoint essentials, colored pens and pencils, and other items of this nature.
All in all, I'm very pleased with these boxes, as they've made my drawerless desk more functional without compromising its appearance. It's a win-win!