I found a spot and a purpose for the yellow canisters I found at SnowGRADE. I purchased this set of 3 canisters for $10 from the same vendor, Golden Age Design, where I found my beloved geese. I knew almost immediately these would be right at home in our office, which is going to have a yellow and grey color scheme. I did not know exactly what I was going to use them for, but figured they could serve many purposes in the office.
Once I got them home and put them on top of the bookshelf, I thought maybe they can just sit there and look pretty. They are a nice injection of yellow on top of the shelves. Their round shape also helps offset all the lines happening on the bookshelves and square windows. Then I glanced at the adjacent shelf where a hodge podge of our camera equipment sat in a jumbled mess. I quickly put two and two together and realized the canisters might help organize or at least conceal the jumbled mess.
I sorted the camera accessories into chargers, cords, and lenses. I used the largest canister to hold the cords and the larger chargers. The rest of the chargers went in the medium canister. The extra lens and lens caps went in the smallest canister. Everything fit so nicely. Unless you look into one of the canisters, you can’t even tell they are storing all that stuff. The camera accessories are all pretty accessible now too. With the most frequent charger on top, I can quickly grab it out and plug it in to the nearest outlet. The kids occasionally got into the stuff before on the shelf, but now it is high up and out of sight, out of mind.
The shelf that once held the jumbled mess, now holds just the cameras. We have a video camera, a DSLR, and our favorite camera, the Fuji Finepix X100. I feel like the cameras are more accessible now as well. They are easy to grab quickly and put back neatly.
There is still a lot of work to do in the office. These canisters are just baby steps toward an organized and beautiful home work environment. The canisters were an impulse buy, in advance of any formal plans for the office. I still need to do a mood board and make a project list for the room. More on that soon.