Asked on May 02, 2015

What to do with these?

by Paul
Have 2 sets of stackable desk trays that are used for paperwork. Have no use of them for desk but don't like to toss or give to thrift store. Anyone have an idea how to use them. They are similar to these shown. I have black and gray ones. 4 each.
  16 answers
  • Nicole Nicole on May 02, 2015
    If you turn the stackables on their side, could you use it to keep phone books separated and upright in a cupboard?
  • Cathey DeRosa Cathey DeRosa on May 02, 2015
    I use them to separate all my color papers. It works and is awesome for a quick find.
  • Evelyne Evelyne on May 03, 2015
    you can olso used them for your magazines in your bookcase.
  • Karen Lee Karen Lee on May 03, 2015
    Panties or Sox Storage in your Drawers?
  • Christina McMullen Christina McMullen on May 03, 2015
    ask any of your friends if they are crafters; they would love them for paper separations
  • Nancy Magnuson Nancy Magnuson on May 03, 2015
    Do you possibly have frequent journals or always wanted to keep track of important info? Inexpensive composition books work great. Label the slot and the book. One slot could hold your journal with birthday and anniversaries. Another could keep a small calendar of upcoming events/appointments. another could be a quick to grab list of medications in case of emergency or record of health issues you are tracking or daily food journal. Prayer/gratitude/goals journal. Pet records journal. I don't know about you but if I scatter this info or jot things down on small pieces of paper it is soon lost in the clutter.
  • Ella Greene Ella Greene on May 03, 2015
    They are neat to attach under a bar counter near the book slips right in there!
  • J J on May 03, 2015
    I use mine with small colored plastic baskets that slide in and out to hold desk items. Two fit well on each shelf. Cigar boxes fit well too.
  • Tamera Glass Tamera Glass on May 03, 2015
    Bathroom Magazine rack?
  • Betty Betty on May 03, 2015
    hold the lids from your pots and pans
  • Mcgypsy9 Mcgypsy9 on May 03, 2015
    Glue them together and lay them on there side (open side up) and use as a filing system. You could paint them with spray paint made for plastic. Get some green files for them which should hang right on the edges and add folders to the green file holders. If you wanted to you could just arrange magazines in them.
  • Lora (Howard) Cotton Lora (Howard) Cotton on May 03, 2015
    Would probably make a great filling system for pre-cut fabric. fat 1/4's etc.
  • Duv310660 Duv310660 on May 03, 2015
    Sand paper - all mine is in one pile, and it drives me nuts to look through it all to find out I am out of a particular coarseness.
  • Rdi1221735 Rdi1221735 on May 03, 2015
    Turn it on its side then cut off the side that is now the top put it in a cupboard and stand up your baking sheets and cake pans in it
    • Paul Paul on May 03, 2015
      @Rdibblee I like this idea. Will try it after our move in new home. Thank you.
  • Berta  Witter Berta Witter on May 03, 2015
    I liked all the ideas, thanks
  • Diana Pucci Diana Pucci on May 05, 2015
    Using mine to organize jewelry supplies organizer boxes. Normally the plastic boxes stack, but when you have too many, it is difficult ro get the bottom one out. Those same boxes can and are used for small parts and hardware, such as screws. Makes for easy access.