I finally did it. I went to Ikea (not a hardship!) and bought an Expedit bookcase for my office/school area. It’s 4 cubes by 4 cubes square and double sided, i.e., it’s wide enough to put a row of books in from each side (but mine is not that full yet). Of course, as you can see, I had to get the white finish so that it would match my desk. It came in 2 huge boxes and it’s a good thing I took my hubby with me to help bungee them into my trunk. It was easy to put together–easier than the desk, for sure. And, it only cost $129, which I thought was a good deal for this style, the quality, and the amount of space.
The red boxes are from their Lekman line and I’ve used 2 for filing cabinet drawers, and 1 for science lab experiment supplies. I definitely need to get 1 more so that I have 4, 1 for each row (yes, I am neurotic, just in case you haven’t figured that out by now). The boxes are only $9.99 each and are fairly easy to snap together after you get the hang of it. They come in a variety of colors, just in case your office/schoolroom isn’t painted burgundy.
Oh, and I just had to show you this totally cute little bucket that I bought from Hobby Lobby (I think) for my pens and pencils. Does it not match my accessories perfectly?
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