Everyone is looking to control their clutter. I’ve heard there are extreme minimalists that don’t have this problem, but I don’t know any. (I would think that for an minimalist the clutter problem would actually be worse, but anyway). In the spirit of controlling clutter and finding new, fun, and different ways to keep the clutter monster under control, my latest organization-crush is lunchboxes.
Lunch boxes. Not just for lunch anymore (but still useful for lunch too).
A lunch box is the right size and shape to fit on a shelf, tabletop, or inside a drawer to keep small things together and neat and tidy. Some places you may not have thought of using a lunchbox to keep small things:
- Makeup table: I like a lunchbox inside the drawer of a makeup table for lipstick, makeup sponges, or other small tools.
- Bedside table: for small things that collect on the bedside table like eyeglasses, keys, coins, etc.
- Desk: for sticky notes, pens, paperclips, etc.
- Hobby/craft area: for various small things
- Music studio: for guitar picks, extra packs of guitar strings, cables, etc.
Since lunchboxes can close, they keep all these small things out of sight. This is also an opportunity to have some fun with the lunchbox design and show off more of your personality than a plain desk organizer.
Then sometimes, you really need a lunchbox just to hold your lunch. This one looks like a Marshall amp head:
Quick links to some of my favorite rockstar lunchboxes:
Fender Amp Tin Lunch Box