Earlier this week I showed you how I spruced up some inexpensive (and boring) cardboard magazine boxes from Ikea for a client's office. (See that post here.)
Today I wanted to show you the office where they found their home.
As I mentioned in the previous post, this office belongs to a swim school and the walls are mainly windows/glass. So, everything in this office is in plain view for anyone (including customers) to see. It is also used by several different employees throughout a day. So organization is a must.
Take a look at the drawers before.
Now, with the help of a few drawer organizers and baskets, there is place for everything.
I also added colored hanging files to the bottom drawers to create categories such as employee forms, marketing, registration, etc. This will help them to access what they need with just a quick glance.
Here were the bookshelves behind the desk.
One of the cabinets below the bookshelves looked like this.
Inexpensive canvas bins (from Walmart) and easy to read labels make things much easier to find.
Here was the other cabinet.
This wall held copies of their swimming lesson plans as well as other materials the swim teachers use/need. The main problem with this was that the laminated lesson plans are made to get wet but there was no place to let them dry. So they often found themselves on the floor until they dried enough to put them away. Not only did it look messy but it was also a bit of a hazard.
So, I bought some wall pockets, (aka: magazine racks) for each swim teacher to put his/her lesson materials and a wire/clip system to hang their wet papers to dry. The best part: moving all of this to a hallway leading to the office that is out of sight from customers.
Again, I used colored file folders for each swim teacher so that they could find their materials quickly and easily.
Here is the after. Bins from both Target and Walmart and other accessories from Ikea (notice the magazine boxes?)
I like to use a variety of sized containers and filing systems to
hide house all sorts of awkward shaped things as well (like phone chargers, batteries, etc.) And, it looks so much better, wouldn't you agree?
A few more labels and we can call this room completed.
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