12. Pencil and Pen Holders
If you are only of those people who can never find a pen when you need it, chances are, you need a pencil or pen holder. That can be as simple as grabbing an old mug that you already own, or you can get a stylish acrylic cube on Amazon for under $10. Most dollar stores will have pen holders, as well. As with many simple containers, they can hold far more than just pens on a desk. If you have children with art supplies or have many art supplies, you can divide up and organize your supplies by type and store each in their own pencil container for easy access.
Anything long and thin can be stored nicely in these containers, so markers, colored pencils, paintbrushes, crayons, and more can all be conveniently stored. If you use reusable metal straws in your drinks, keeping a pen holder to keep them tidy in the kitchen is a fantastic idea. In the bathroom, they make a cheap and easy toothbrush holder and can hold combs and brushes as well as makeup brushes. They could even hold candy if you’re a fan of suckers or pixie stix. We recommend keeping a small stash of pen holders on hand for tidying up any tall, loose items.