Between my husband & I we have a lot of pens, brushes and markers. It seems like we're always losing them too. I found these metal containers before Christmas to plant holiday bulbs in but I liked them so much I bought more for all our pencils & stuff.
Also, I can't remember if I shared these rubber string hangers but I love them. They're from Kontextur and come in different sizes and shapes. I like how simple they are and perfect for holding the magazines and papers I don't want to put away yet.
P.S. you can find the hangers here, in my friend's shop!