By Martha // Posted 8 January, 2011 in: Apartment
Around 10 boxes formerly part-filled with tea are now flattened and in the recycling thanks to this handy yellow file drawer. Originally purchased for our wedding in September, this box from Hindsvik‘s shop has been sitting around my office with nothing in it ever since it arrived as a part of a package from Michigan back in October. Not sure what I would do with it in the apartment, I brought it home on Friday to see if it might be of some use. Less than 24-hours later, this old file box has a new calling.
Tom and I have been dreaming of a tea box for a while now, since it always seems like we have at least one million boxes of tea each with 2 tea bags inside, all of which tend to topple to the floor every time we open the tea cupboard’s door.
Online searches for a tea box turned up a few, but most of them (according to reviews) don’t actually fit the average teabag inside. After coming up dry on the web, I considered making a teabox myself from wood. That thought didn’t last long due to my wood working experience and lack of equipment.
Zero effort required, not only does this box fit perfectly in our tea cupboard, it is also–unlike the aforementioned actual tea storage boxes–the exact right height for tea bags:
If you’re interested in a box of your own, Hindsvik still has a few metal numbered drawers available.
4 comments | boxes, containers, Hindsvik, organization, Tea, Yellow
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Your teas look beautiful in the yellow drawer. I really like it. Excellent use of a piece you already owned and needed to find its usefulness.
I am so in need of something like this. SO MANY TEA BOXES,
actually take up the majority of the very little dry good storage
we have in our monsterous kitchen. And the colorful boxes will fit
right in when we remodel (February). I’m glad they still have a few
A practical yellow ‘green’ solution–your appreciation of color never fails to hook me, Martha, and the reuse–perfect.
Hope you have a chance to grab one, Kate. I believe you can choose your color if you convo Daniel or Valeria on Etsy.