5 Reasons You'll Never Set Foot in an Office Store Again

5 Reasons You'll Never Set Foot in an Office Store Again

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Taryn Williford
Jun 17, 2011

Y'all, office supplies can be expensive. And the worst part? They're addictive. As soon as you set foot inside an office supply store ("I just need some staples. Can't steal 'em from work, that would be bad.") , you know you'll be walking out with $100 worth of organizational dingehoppers. Instead, avoid those black holes altogether and start DIY'ing your own gear. Here are 5 handy tutorials from around the web.

Here are five different tutorials from all around the web. The blogs are as varied as they are informative, but they all share one common goal: Liberating you from the death grip of the office supply store.

Start DIY'ing your office gear with one of these projects:



Why spend $16 on file folders when you can...
Make an Expandable File from a Cereal Box
FROM COTTAGE INDUSTRIALIST



Why spend $9 on cable ties when you can..
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FROM UNPLGGD



Why spend $4 on staples when you can..
Bind Papers Together Without Staples
FROM BLOOMIZE



Why spend $13 on a notebook when you can..
Bind Your Own Moleskine-Style Notebook
FROM MICHAEL SHANNON



Why spend $40 on a whiteboard when you can..
Make Your Own Whiteboard from a Picture Frame
FROM TIMES NEW ROHAN

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