Whether you work from home or not, you probably have a desk with a computer, printer, pens and pencils, and other accessories. Some actually say a messy desk makes you more creative. Nonetheless, most of us would rather have things tidy, yet still at our fingertips. To help you keep a handle on all of it, here are 10 accessories that will help keep your desk organized and looking great.
1. Desktop File
Excess paper can really clutter up a desk (for me, this is most of my problem). You can keep things tidy with a simple desktop file. Even better if it’s an attractive one. Just make sure you clean it out regularly and recycle the stuff you no longer need.
2. Sweat the Small Stuff
You won’t have to sweat the small stuff if you keep it organized. This cute and handy set of mason jars practically turns pins, paper clips, stamps, and more into a design feature while ensuring you can always find them.
3. Charge in Style
Is your desk cluttered with devices and cables? It’s easy to make an attractive charging station.
4. Keep Cords From Slipping
5. Clear Containers
Why not show off all your stuff? Colorful items like washi tape are especially cute when displayed in OCD-friendly clear organizers. No more digging to see what you’ve put where.
6. Modern & Minimalist
Bulky-looking accessories can make your roomy desk look and feel cramped. Try minimalist-style desktop items, like this tape dispenser from Nordstrom. This is just one item, but you get the idea.
7. Clipboard Wall
Grab some cheap clip boards and hang them on the wall above your desk. You’ll keep important stuff in view and organized by category. When you need to mail, write on, or read one of those papers, it’s there for the taking.
Know those inexpensive carts with shelves? They’re usually marketed for bathrooms or kitchens, but they make great storage for your office. Just slide it next to your desk, and everything you’d normally keep on your desktop can be both reachable and out of the way.
Don’t throw out those empty soup, coffee, or fruit cans. Cover them with cute paper, washi tape, or a quick spray of paint and use them to hold pencils, paints, scissors, and other small stuff. You can even make an organizer out of different sizes.
10. DIY Pin Board
No, I don’t mean adding stuff to your organization board on Pinterest (though that’s never a bad idea!). How about making your own pin board with fabric and cardboard? It’s super easy, really cheap, and can make your desk area look downright spiffy.