12 Office Organization Ideas for Your Most Productive Self

Banishing clutter will make deskwork that much easier.

sam allen home office
David A. Land

Considering all of the time you spend at the actual office, your home office should serve as a respite. Employ a few tips and tricks to keep it organized, and you'll wish you could WFH all day, every day.

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amir khamneipur home office
Peter Murdock
Matching Boxes


Fabric-covered bins can hide your overflowing stationery collection in style. Decorator Amir Khamneipur stacks his on brass-trimmed shelves in his Manhattan home office, and conceals the whole station with lacquered pocket doors when entertaining.

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honey-can-do 12 drawer chrome studio organizer cart
Cute Cart


A rolling caddy provides a bigger work surface and more drawers for ongoing projects. Plus, the semi-transparent plastic reveals just enough of what's inside without adding visual clutter.

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sam allen home office
David A. Land
Simple Shelves


IKEA comes to the rescue yet again in Sam Allen's apartment. transformed an alcove into an office with niches for . A white chair and complete the setup.

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songmics bamboo monitor stand riser with storage organizer
Monitor Stand


Not only can this lift your screen to the right eye level, but the top has slots for your phone, stapler, clips and coffee mug. When you step away, there's also space for your keyboard and mouse to slide underneath.

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lindsey bond home office
Jonny Valiant
Magic Curtain


The shelves in Lindsey Bond's Birmingham office don't look cluttered, but she can hide the neat stacks of books behind a white curtain for an even more streamlined look.

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safco products mesh horizontal hanging desk storage
Safco Products
Hanging Storage


Dealing with some nonexistent drawers? Create a spot for files out of thin air by adding this suspended shelving unit. It fits right over the edge of your desk, no complicated mounting required.

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study with wire shelves
Eric Piasecki
Rustic Bookcases

Thom Filicia outfitted a Colorado cabin's study with a vintage aluminum desk and stool from for mid-century modern feel. Chicken-wire bookcases from add necessary storage, and a vintage garden ball from provides a bit of whimsy.

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poppin all set desk collection set
Matching Desk Set


Donate that mishmash supply of freebie hotel pens and branded ballpoints in favor of . When everything from your stapler to your tape dispenser matches, it's easy to keep the office supplies streamlined to the absolute essentials.

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kelie grosso home office
Ngoc Minh Ngo
Woven Baskets


Kelie Grosso turned a corner of a Seattle sitting room into a home office by adding built-in cabinets. Rattan bins hide supplies, and a corkboard trimmed with a blue border provides practical space for mounting.

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kikkerland concrete desktop palnter
Mini Planter


And because no room's complete without a bit of green (plants can actually make you happier!), don't forget to add a mini succulent. does double-duty as pen cup too.

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ashley whittaker pink and brown home office
James Merrell
Letter Tray


A simple tray can prevent paperwork and junk mail from taking over your desk. Ashley Whittaker also used and brown grass cloth by to complete this feminine workspace.

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DIY Mail Holder

two pairs of and you'll have glam dividers to separate incoming and outgoing bills. If only your email could look this chic...

What you'll need: brackets ($17 each, ), spray paint ($4, ), glue ($6, ), marble slab ($12, )

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