I have been seeing a lot of people on Pinterest and in some Facebook groups I belong to using these Craftsman tool totes for all sorts of things not related to tools.
They have them at Kmart for $12.99, so I went by yesterday and picked one up, in a manlier color…navy blue. I had the intention of using it for our homeschool supplies. I thought I would use it for pens, pencils, rulers, paper, and notebooks. During the week we use the kitchen table for homeschool, so I end up leaving a big pile of books at the end of the table all week. I couldn’t believe it when I discovered that ALL of our homeschool supplies fit in this 12″ caddy! I actually got all of our notebooks, workbooks, and extra office supplies in it. Our software for Rosetta Stone and typing fit in the pockets on the side!
This is a great solution, and it is so sturdy, it can handle all of the weight. I love it!