Tapping your pen in frustration over where to buy desk organizers? Pencil in five minutes with me and I'll show you where I shop. You see, I have quite an eclectic selection of stationery. And if it wasn't in tidy order — my energy would be all over the place. *Cue the sage burning ritual*
You see, having a scruffy desk is sadder than The Notebook. A good desk organizer gives Boss Babe energy and is a staple of home office management. Oh, and BTW — organizers for desks have had a major glow-up since your high-school days. They've graduated with style, price, and functionality in mind. So know your worth and don't settle for sad stationery.
The good news is you don't need to settle for frumpy corporate-looking desk furniture that looks like it's giving "guy in IT" vibes (no offense, boo). The latest designs are inspired by home, fashion, and even materials we find in nature.
5 places to buy desk organizers
Here I've penned a few of my fave places to shop at and to get some desk organization inspo. It's not an exhaustive list, but consider it my Jamboard of shoppable sites. I've also gone shopping for you, highlighting some great 4-5-star finds.
The prices below were correct at the time of publishing this article.
Asides from Amazon office chairs, this is a great place to start when looking for stylish Amazon desk organizers too. Definitely do take advantage of Prime delivery so you don't have to procrastinate on that project any longer (using the excuse of a messy desk).
Size (in.): H9.25 x L11.75
Material: PP plastic
Color: Black/Brown or Gold/White
Give your desk that designer style with these thick Tortoiseshell file folders that'll match your sunglasses. With a 4.9-star review, customers have commented on their premium aesthetic, sturdiness, and quality. Also available in Spade's signature gold and white stripe motif.
Size (in.): H3.9 x W3 x L8.9
Clear the clutter (literally) with this cool acrylic decor from Amazon. With four divided compartments you can have a section for ballpoints, Sharpies, highlighters, and fancier pens. You've probably seen this Tiktok desk organizer design on your FYP, no doubt.
Size (in.): H11 x W11 x D11
Yes, I know... another acrylic find. But what caught my eye is the fact that these are stackable and super versatile. Outside of your WFH space, you can also use these as makeup organizers, FYI.
Forget what you heard. Yes, Wayfair is uh-mazing for big-ticket furniture (at an affordable price) but while you're scrolling, it's worth looking at dinkier things — like low-cost home office organization ideas.
Value for money
Size (in.): H12.4 x W10.83 x D10.83
Legit had to double-check the price of this when I clicked on the product information. A whole six-piece desk organization set for under $20? Yes, it's normally $51.99 (so you're saving 60% off the usual retail price). Run don't walk, bb. Wayfair shoppers appreciate the simplicity of this collection, so we're sure you'll love it too. It even comes with a waste bin for crumpled papers and paper airplanes.
Size (in.): H7.87 x W31.5 x D7.87
Just like a trusty pair of elasticated joggers, I love expandable desk organizers. This one will add warmth to your Dorm and its questionably-painted walls and poor lighting. The bookrack can expand like Stretch Armstrong (Millenials, where you at?) and the drawers are a super-cute addition.
Size (in.): H6.5 x W14 x D10.5
Material: BPA-free plastic
IDK about you, but I like to move around while WFH. So if you don't want to play a balancing act with your stationery, coffee, and laptop (spoiler alert: it doesn't end well), then get a handle on your pens, post-its, and more with this handy desk organizer design. Yes, it's spendy, but IMO, so worth it.
Walmart is one of the most well-renowned and global retail giant brands, stocking everything at everyday low prices. Wherever you turn, you'll find that blue and yellow brick-and-mortar store there to bring value to customers like me and you.
Online, I like the "reorder my items" function for repeat purchasing. So if your roomie wants a desk organizer like yours, you can literally go back to past orders and repurchase with a click of a button.
As seen on Netflix
Size (in.): H11.1 x W4.76 x D9.4
Material: BPA-free plastic
If you want a TV-worthy look, look no further than this plastic storage system. This particular set comes with two large, two medium, and two small insert bins.
Size (in.): H7.13 x W6 x D6
Consider this the desk equivalent of those clothes storage containers and cubes. I'd personally use this for teeny-tiny things that often go everywhere if you don't contain them. Think paper clips, staples, and drawing board pins. Fans of this item commented on the size, ease of use, and durability.
Size (in.): H5.3 x W10.6 x D3.3
This metal design is unbreakable and the wooden crossbar acts as a handle for you to work on the sofa. The silicone mat rests at the bottom to keep items from sliding around.
4. The Container Store
The clue is in the name. Need a container for your desk 'stuff'? You know what to do. When shopping for The Container Store organizational products, don't be surprised to see truly iconic brands including Marie Kondo, iDesign, and The Home Edit on there. It's honestly one of my favorite all-under-one-roof retailers.
Mix and match
Size (in.): H1.5 x W3 x D6.25
Color: Blush / Slate Blue / Dark Grey / Sage / White
Just like those fidget-popping toys you saw on TikTok, this silicone brush is super squidgy and fun to use. They come in an array of colors and keep pens, business cards, and mail contained in one place. Why not get a tray in one colorway and an organizer in another?
Crammed with compartments
Size (in.): H7.25 x W5.5 x 13.38
As far as the surface area is concerned, this is one of the most versatile items on TCS. It has various pockets for files, writing equipment, and notepads. It even has a handle (on the back) for easy transportation.
Size (in.): H5 x W9.13 x D10.25
This natural beauty comes from the queen of organization. Y'all know who I'm talking about Ms Marie Kondo. This handwoven design is strong and beautiful (just like you). And, this TCS-exclusive design also comes reinforced with metal for added strength.
"Target" that cluttered desk once and for all with one of America's most-loved retailers. Whether you go in-store on online, you'll be presented with tons of options that are affordable and well-made. When shopping for Target desk organizers, be sure to look out for exclusive lines, like Brightroom.
Size (in.): H2.36 x W15.03 x L15.03
Now, I know I mentioned desk organizers, but if you're stuck for space on the table that you use to study or work, consider hanging stationary on the wall. This mesh design is lightweight and comes with three bins. Requires screws so just be mindful of this if you're in a rental or have given your dorm accommodation a deposit.
Size (in.): H3 x W13.81 x D11.13
Give your docs the wow factor with these stackable brass-colored grid wire letter trays. You can officially say bye-bye to coffee ring marks, creases, folds, and dog-eared corners when you have a proper container (that looks pretty too). Someone in the Target review section said it was "So stinkin' cute!!!!" and we can't agree more.
Storage bins with drawers
Size (in.): H3.5 x W14 x L10.5
If "out of sight, out of mind" is your strategy, this storage box should be in your basket (like yesterday). The Lidded top helps to keep contents secure and the plaid fabric is totally giving Clueless / Legally Blonde energy.