27 best office organization ideas of 2022


Creating a functional home office space is a small project that will pay off big rewards. Whether you’re setting up a home office space, a classroom, or a study area, these smart space savers and organization tips will help you create an office that meets your needs.

Rachel Hoffman, organization expert and author of “Unf*ck Your Habitat” and “Cleaning Sucks,” has some general tips for setting up a small office nook at home. “People tend to think of the desk itself as the only storage space available, disregarding the areas above, below and beside it, all of which create additional storage space,” she says.

To help inspire your own office organization ideas, we’ve rounded up a few products to get you started. Whether you’re still trying to tidy up your work from household gadgets or want to keep your office essentials tidy, here are 27 ideas to keep your office clutter-free.

For people who can’t fit anything on their walls, a pegboard with storage accessories can help get a lot of items off the desk while still keeping them close at hand.

Bello Pegboard Shelf

Bello Pegboard Long Tray

Wall Control White Metal Pegboard Set

Assortment of hooks for pegboards, 80 pieces

Creating more desk space can be as simple as investing in a narrow tabletop shelf that can sit on top of a desk. Look for styles that offer open shelves to store paper planners, notebooks, and mailing supplies as well as drawers to store smaller items like phone chargers.

Tribesigns Desk Shelf with Drawers

Ollieroo Desk Organizer with Expandable Storage

Monitor stands can also create additional vertical space on the desk itself – models that have built-in cubbies or drawers offer more storage than simple bookshelf-style designs.

Sundale Monitor Stand with Storage Drawers

Sundale Monitor Stand with Storage Drawers

Valen Monitor Stand with Organizer Drawer

Valen Monitor Stand with Organizer Drawer

Another way to free up valuable desk space is to invest in a storage unit that clips or hangs on the desk or other nearby furniture. These products can also help with very specific issues you may have, such as where to store a pair of headphones when not in use.

Elevation Under Desk Storage Shelf

Eurpmask helmet/helmet holder

Stand Steady 3-in-1 Clamp Desk Organizer

Stand Steady 3-in-1 Clamp Desk Organizer

Jgstkcity Desk Clamp Power Strip with USB Ports

If your desk has a drawer, you can easily store it with a drawer organizer. This way you can keep things separate and find things quickly.

Cantara Versatile Drawer Organizer

$29.99 at Bed Bath and beyond

Set of 5 Seville Classic Bamboo Storage Boxes

Three by Three Seattle Drawer Organizer Set

Dylan Bamboo 5 Drawer Storage Set

mDesign Expandable Divided Desk Drawer Storage Tray

mDesign Expandable Divided Desk Drawer Storage Tray

Hoffman offers another smart storage solution, one you might already have in your home. “I’m a big fan of using space that isn’t necessarily the desk itself like a small bookshelf, rolling cart, chest of drawers, side table with storage, or even a bedside table on the floor under or next to your desk, which immediately expands your storage options,” she says.

One Crazy House blogger Holly Homer says she uses a rolling cart to store her printer, scanner and paper supplies, as well as phone charging cords and headphones.

Walsport 4 Tier Metal Rolling Utility Cart

Leaning bookcase

Loring 5-Shelf Leaning Bookcase

Romoon 4-Drawer Fabric Dresser

Desktop storage trays that hold pens, scissors, sticky notes and other office supplies are usually designed for desktop use, but wall-mounted systems are available and are a good solution to free up space. space.

Perch Magnetic Modular System Components

5 Piece Vertical Storage System

If using vertical space to install shelves isn’t an option, look for a desk organizer tray with a small footprint that won’t take up a lot of floor space.

Office Oasis Desk Accessory Basket

Coolbros Elephant Pencil Case with Phone Holder Desktop Organizer

Homer has one final tip for people who are serious about streamlining their home office space. “Something that changed my life forever was getting an easy-to-use scanner and getting organized with my digital files,” she says. “When you can eliminate that pile of papers on your desk, you’ll be amazed at how little you really need.”

Canon imageFORMULA R10 Handheld Document Scanner