DIY Dish Drainer Filing Center

DIY Dish Drainer Filing Center

Taryn Williford
Jun 6, 2012

We already know that office supplies can work in the kitchen. But did you know kitchen supplies can find themselves just at home in the office? It's true! There'a a bevy of kitchen-to-office ideas in this post from the Apartment Therapy archives, plus this latest dish-drainer tip right here. Check it out.

Better Homes and Gardens shows us how a simple kitchen basic can also work as a portable paperwork sorter (and impromptu office space). From their site:

Start with a dish drainer and outfit the slots with pretty file folders. Use the utensil holders to house pens and other organization supplies.

With this super-mobile DIY setup, you can take your office to the couch or kitchen table anytime you want. When you're ready to shut down the "office," just tuck this dish drainer into a cabinet or pantry shelf. Voila!

Here's one similar to the one in the BH&G photo from Rubbermaid (Kmart, $9.99), but most any dish strainer should do the trick. Pick a size, shape and material that fits your style.

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