I've been working from my apartment a couple of days a week for what feels like forever now. During that time, I've found a cluttered workspace really slows my schedule. It doesn't exactly look great either. I work from my living room on a teeny desk that has two really small drawers, so I have to be really creative when it comes to working out where to keep my impressive pen collection and notepads. I'm all for cute organization products, but they need to be practical, too. Luckily, those options do exist.
Whether you need to clean up your dorm room (opens in new tab) study space or the desk in your apartment, being tidy will up your productivity. You've probably already seen our desk organization ideas, but if you're happy to spend a little money on maximizing your space, then I've got some desk organizers for you.
12 desk organizers for a cleaner (and cuter) workspace
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Want something a li'l mod? These cute concrete desk organizer compartments are perfect for adding style and color to your workspace. Including a pink pen pot, a purple oval tray, and a white dish, keep all your office essentials in one place. They're also stackable, which will save you more space.
Tool kits aren't just for mechanics, so if your day-to-day work involves pen-pushing and note taking then this desk organizer is for you. Its durable and recyclable thermoplastic design can house all your stationery, ready to transport to the room you're working in. It also has set slots for everything you might need to keep things looking neat and tidy. It comes in several stylish shades to match the rest of your colorful decor.
If you live at your desk, you need a monitor stand to help prevent neck probs. It's designed to put your desktop at eye level, but it will also boost space if you're working with a tiny desk. Underneath the monitor, you can keep your notepad or keyboard and mouse. The translucent design also means your desk will look anything but cluttered.
A lazy Susan but for office products? Sign me up. This sleek acrylic suite of desk accessories adds a minimal footprint to your space. But let's not ignore the best part of this organizer: it spins for easy access to all your fave supplies. There's no better way to keep your mail, paper, and pens clutter-free.
Hide annoying cables with the help of this stylish box from Amazon. It has holes on both sides to weave and round up all your wires. Modern in shape and color, this small buy is a mini upgrade to your desk. Tangled cables will be a thing of the past. It'll add some texture to a bland desk, too, if you store it on your worktop.
Not only is this desk organizer sustainable, but I think it's also a smart investment. It has all sorts of compartments you can use, and it can be configured to sit in a corner as it's adjustable. Great for small or large desks, it'll ensure everything you need is close by and looks tidy.
Daydreaming about your next trip? Find some vacation motivation in this minimalist, laid-back lounger for your stationery. Despite its slick, chic black aesthetic, the 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.
While the majority of desk organizers are made from plastic or wood, I love how sustainable homeware trends are slowly seeping into the office. This modern dimpled glass container in a calming green hue is perfect for storing pens, pencils, sticky notes, and small notepads.
Spark joy with this modular desk organizer setup. If you need your in-drawer storage to be more accommodating to different items — like rulers, rubber bands, stamps, and tape — then these six styling opportunities are endless. Made from heavyweight post-consumer recycled paperboard, they're also eco-friendly.
Even if your paycheck doesn't match your tastes, you can earn those dollars in style by making sure you slay your stationery scheme. This sleek acrylic wall calendar organizer set looks so much more expensive than it is. An essential pick for a neutral-hued home office, if you ask me!
Use this faux leather mail sorter to hold your to-do lists and important adult paperwork that seems to pile up everywhere. Two separate compartments make it easy to keep your desk tidy, and it doesn't look too bad either. This will be handy for anyone with a small desk that doesn't offer drawer space to hide things.
This desk organizer was crafted in Japan with small spaces in mind, so you can carry your stationery around and put it down wherever you want to work. With clean lines and a wooden crossbar to keep everything upright, this caddy is as good-looking as it is practical. What's not to love?
Browse for more desk organizers
Not (yet) found what you're after? You can find the perfect desk organizers to nail the home office idea you have in mind by visiting some of these top shops.
- Amazon desk organizers (opens in new tab)
- Bed Bath & Beyond desk organizers (opens in new tab)
- Etsy desk organizers (opens in new tab)
- Lowe's desk organizers (opens in new tab)
- Office Depot desk organizers (opens in new tab)
- Overstock desk organizers (opens in new tab)
- Staples desk organizers (opens in new tab)
- Target desk organizers (opens in new tab)
- The Container Store desk organizers (opens in new tab)
- Walmart desk organizers (opens in new tab)
- Wayfair desk organizers (opens in new tab)
What should I put in a desk organizer?
A desk organizer is a great way to declutter your desk and give a home to pens, paper, and other stationery pieces that usually are scattered around your workspace. Its purpose is to keep your most-used supplies close by. Items you use less frequently can be put into a drawer, cabinet, or shelf. Browse our home office storage ideas if you need some inspiration.
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