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6 Bookstore Finds that Can Do Wonders at Home

Decorate, organize, and maximize your space with these picks


To make the most of their spaces without spending much, homeowners have become more and more creative when it comes to organizing and decorating. There are those who recycle and upcycle just to spruce up their spaces. And of course, there are those who like to create their own home solutions.

Aside from the hardware store, you can actually find helpful finds in bookstores! If you're like me who makes it a point to visit the bookstore at least once a week (or maybe twice a month), I'm sure you're familiar with school and office supplies that can make a difference at home. I've always considered bookstores as magical places as aside from books, they hold a lot of stuff that you can use in different ways!

Here are six finds that you can purchase plus a couple of ideas on how you can use them:

Main photos from The Happy Housewife and My Fabuless Life.

Binder Clips

Use it to keep important documents organized. Need an instant wall accent? Attach them to a wall using adhesives. Once done, you can easily display notes, prints, and reminders.

Photo from Design Sponge.

Storage Boxes

Aside from file holders, storage boxes are also available in bookstores. Use it to organize small accessories and essentials in the living area or bedroom.

Another brilliant idea: Use binder clips to attach labels to your boxes!

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.


Create a charming bulletin board at home where you can leave notes. You can even turn it into a photo wall! Corkboards are available in different sizes so you can get a piece that will fit in your space.

Photo from The Happy Housewife.

You can purchase a corkboard with the same measurements as your kitchen cabinet. Use it to organize measuring spoons and other utensils. Got a favorite recipe? Stick it there as well!

Photo from My So Called Home.


These mini wonders can help you keep makeup, accessories, and even your crafting materials in place.

Click here for six creative ideas.

Photo from Maggie's Moods.


You can install clipboards on the wall—especially in your bedroom, home office, and in your kids' bedrooms! This will be helpful when keeping track of events, deadlines, and other important reminders.

If you have an empty wall in the kitchen, install one or two clipboards to keep track of supplies and recipes.

Photo from My Fabuless Life.

Paper, Markers, and Labels

Got tons of bins and boxes at home? Know what's inside even without opening each! Use labels (usually available as stickers) to help you keep track of your belongings. If you want to create your own label, there are different kinds of paper available in bookstores that you can use! Work with colorful markers for a fun and playful vibe.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

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