Organizing your home office with the Ikea Kallax Shelf
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that we moved from Savannah to Greenville in October. We didn’t have much time to find somewhere to live, but scored an affordable little place in a great location close to downtown! Going from 3 bedrooms with several closets to 2 bedrooms and very little closet space meant getting more intentional and creative about storage. My office doubles as our guest room, leaving one wall for workspace – just enough room for my beloved Ikea desk (purchased more than a year ago) and a vertical shelf. I had been eyeing the 16-cube Ikea Kallax unit for a long time, and although it would never fit in our new place the 8-cube unit was a perfect fit!
The closest Ikea is a 2 hour drive, so I always go armed with a shopping list. I knew that I wanted a couple baskets for bulk storage and a 2-drawer insert for organizing smaller items, but I had a great time playing around with different basket styles, storage boxes, and magazine files to see what would fit best. I also love the clean lines and versatility of the shelf – if our needs change, the shelf could easily be flipped horizontally and used as a media center in our living room or sideboard table/bar in a dining room.
What I purchased:
- Kallax Shelving Unit, $64.99
- Kallax Insert with 2 Drawers, $20.00
- Pjas Banana Fiber Baskets, $15.00 each
- Kassett Boxes, $6.99 for 2
- Kasset Magazine Files, $4.99 for 2
I LOVE the Kallax shelf. It literally took me less than 2 hours to build it and completely fill it with my crap. I was blown away by how much “stuff” I was about to organize on it. The baskets are filled with inventory from my online shop like favor bags and bulk dried lavender, the drawers are perfect for ribbon and baker’s twine I use for packing orders, and the large storage box is filled with reams of colored cardstock I use for making gift tags. I was also able to get all my design books, folders, and supplier catalogs off the floor, and still had room for a couple picture frames and mementos!