Desk organizers 2022: 11 dreamy office accessories that are WFH goals

These stylish desk organizers will help you to cross the t's and dot the i's on your assignments and professional work duties.

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Investing in practical desk organizers can help you start and finish the day right when working from home. After all, most of us wake up with a time management tool (aka a phone or traditional clock alarm) to get us out of bed, so it makes sense to keep in line with good practices that'll help us stay on top of our tasks. After all: tidy space, tidy mind... right?

But home office storage and organization goes so much further than a few basic magazine files and an acrylic clipboard. Treat your stationery storage in the same way that you'd consider a piece of statement furniture, looking at size, style, and color.

Today's aesthetic accessories come with a multitude of compartments, and for the tech-savvy, some even come with charging points and integrated desk lamps  - perfect for if you've run out of USB ports or plug sockets!

Simply enough, regardless of how big your WFH space is a desk organizer will make your whole setup feel spacious and easier to keep tidy. Especially once everything has a designated spot — pens popped in their place, notes neatly sandwiched in slots. So, get to work with transforming that stylish desk of yours to up your motivation and enhance your day.


11 desk organizers for a neat and tidy office

1. Desk organizer ideas - a fun idea from the flat-pack experts

A selection of vitra toolbox-style desk organizers in pink, white, khaki and blue

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Vitra toolbox |Toolkits aren't just for mechanics and vocational trade types, so if your work involves pen-pushing and keyboard tapping - this desk organizer is for you. Heavily influenced by Germanic style, this durable and recyclable thermoplastic design can house all of your stationery ready to easily transport into the room you're working in.

2. A floral desk organizer crammed full of matching stationery

A floral desk organizer pre-packed with matching office stationery

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Rifle Paper Co. Garden Party Tackle Box | Have you ever seen such desk organizer goals?! This fashionably floral design jam-packed with pencils, push pins, binder clips, paper clips, and magnets might seem a little pricier than the selection at the dollar store, but by the time you tot up buying stationery separately – this cute off-the-shelf compartment outweighs that inconvenience of queueing up at the mall or waiting for online deliveries to arrive.

3. A laid-back desk organizer for your essentials to lounge in

Umbra black metal and suede hammock desk organizer with tablet, sunglasses, manilla envelope

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Umbra Hammock Accessory Organzier | Daydreaming of your next holiday? Find some vacation motivation in this minimalist, laid-back lounger for your stationery. Despite its slick, chic black suede aesthetic, the solid and stable four-tiered structure can stow a whole lot of office luggage, such as your tablet, mobile, and mail. So if you're looking for a one-way ticket to stylish stationery, step onboard.

4. This trendy desk organizer is perfect for eco-conscious works who love textured glass

A clear green glass desk organizer

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Vinestra Office Organizer | While the majority of desk organizers are made from plastic or wood, we're loving how homeware trends are slowly seeping into the office. If you're not seen without a fluted water tumbler, and your flowers are housed in ribbed vases, create a seamless scheme throughout the entirety of your space. This modern dimpled glass container in calming green is perfect for storing pens, pencils, post-its, and small notepads.

5. A modern traditional desk organizer to manage tasks

A tan leather and gold-colored desk file organizer

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Today, Now, Later Desk File Sorter | If you've ever tried to take on too many tasks at once, you'll know how stressful it is... Especially when you're drowning in a sea of scrappy papers. So make your job easier by dividing your duties into manageable tasks with this classy tan leather and brass metal file sorter to organize your whole working week.

6. Spark joy with this modular desk organizer setup

A set of six renewable bamboo desk organizers

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Marie Kondo Hikidashi Bamboo Drawer Organizers, Set Of 6 | If you need your in-drawer storage to be more accommodating to different items - from rulers to rubber bands, stamps, and sellotape, these bamboo boxes are a stylish and eco-chic choice for your "komono" - your small, miscellaneous belongings. With six in a pack, the styling opportunities are endless. Made from renewable bamboo, use them separately, together in a drawer, or stack them for an effortlessly sophisticated scheme. 

7. A desk organizer with integrated lamp for task lighting

A white 2-in-1 lamp and desk organizer with chrome gooseneck feature

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Limelights LD1002-WHT Gooseneck Organizer | Usually, when you have a diddy desk, you'll have to toss a coin between a lamp and a tray or pen pot. But not with this 2-in-1 invention. Available in seven colors, this multipurpose lighting-cum-organizer is ideal for compact spaces. The chrome gooseneck allows you to shine light flexibly, and the compartments in front vary in size to fit everything from erasers to an iPad.

7. A rotating desk organizer that spins your stationery

A white MDF and iron hexagonal rotating desk organizer with 13 compartments and J-hooks

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Storage Desktop Carousel by Simply Tidy™ |Consider this the Lazy Susan for your office. Except, you're swapping salsa and guac for stationery, of course. All humor aside, this spinnable hexagonal storage solution made from MDF and iron, has a whopping 13 compartments, 8 J-hooks, 3 drawers, and elastic straps with openings so you won't be stuck for space.

8. A clear caddy-style desk organizer with handle for working on-the-go

A clear desk organizer caddy with three canisters and handle

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Deflecto Desk Supplies Organizer Caddy | What's not to love about this clear desk organizer with its lift and lock features and practical handle? With its contemporary acrylic design and three hinged snap-lock canisters, you can sort and compartmentalize your stationery in style. The best bit? These desk organizers are stackable so as your stationery collection grows, you won't have to get rid of your fave pens and desk accessories.

9. Go back to school with this cork desk organizer

A desk organizer made from Cork

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Mara-Mi Cork Collator | If you prefer a traditional office setup, this cork collator, from Mara-Mi, available from Macy's is the perfect retro desk organizer for cool college vibes. Keep it clean, or use colorful enamel pins to accessorize with post-its, business cards, and memos. Just no gum under the table, or etching into the desks, please. 

10. A designer desk organizer made from grasscloth for a bohemian office feel

A grasscloth file organizer by Kate Spade

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Kate Spade Grasscloth File Organizer | Even on the most modest of salaries, you can earn those dollars in style by making sure you slay your stationery scheme. This boho-style, designer grasscloth desk organizer looks so much more expensive than the price tag, and, of course, comes with that quintessential gold spade detail. An essential inclusion for any neutral-hued home office, if you ask us! Alternatively, it makes the perfect present for your work BFF, so show her some love with this classy accessory.

11. A feminine handbag-style desk organizer that's novel in design

A tan vegan leather tote bag style desk file organizer

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HOME DISTRICT Chic File Folder Organizer Tote | Is it a handbag? Is it a desk organizer? It's both. Available in chic black, bold red, and trendy tan, this vegan leather tote is ideal for getting the job done, all while looking like a boss babe. It's perfect for fashionably transporting files and getting the conversation flowing on that virtual call, no stone has been left unturned when it comes to detail, as it even comes with contrasting white top stitching. And, the durable PU basket and polyester fabric lining mean your papers won't crease or crumple. 


Browse more desk organizers...

Not (yet) found what you're after? You can find the perfect desk organizers to broaden all of the home office ideas you've got in mind, by visiting some of our favorite retailers, as listed below.

Christina joined the Real Homes team as a digital writer in June 2021. Prior to this she worked on Good Home magazine and events. She lived closed to Epping Forest and is spoiled for choice with lush green spaces, but loves her own English garden that adjoins her ground-floor maisonette, complete with a floral melange of roses, lavender, jasmine and an apple tree.


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