desk organization tips

I’ve found that one of the best ways to have a clean and organized desk is to use desk organizers. They’re great for keeping all of your office supplies and other items in one place, making it easier to find what you need when you need it. I’m going to share some of my favorite tips for using these helpful little tools for simple organization at home or at work.

Use a large mug for pencil storage

If you have a lot of pencils and need an easy way to organize them, try putting them in large mugs. This is especially useful when you’re working on a project that requires lots of different colored pencils. The mugs are big enough to hold plenty of different colored pencils, and the shape makes it easy for your hands to grasp each one quickly as needed. You can also use these mugs for other things like holding pens or markers if you want!

When organizing your desk with this tip, put the mug on your desk and fill it up with all the different colored pencils from whatever project you’re working on at that moment. Then use an actual lid (not just a cap) so that they don’t fall out while moving around or storing elsewhere during the day!

Keep your pens and markers in a cup

Keeping your pens and markers in a cup is a simple way to keep your desk organized. You can put them in an old coffee mug, or you can buy a decorative cup specifically for office supplies. The key is that the cup needs to have a lid so that it will stay clean and avoid spilling. The size of the cup will depend on how many pens you need to keep in it, but make sure it’s big enough for all of them! Finally, place this cup on your desk so that it’s easily accessible when you need one of those items from time to time (but not too often).

Keep your office supplies organized in a drawer organizer

One of the best ways to keep your office tidy is to use a drawer organizer. These handy organizers come in all shapes, sizes, and colors and can help you store everything from pencils to Post-Its. They are also great for keeping things neat and tidy as they provide a place for everything that you need during work hours. Using a drawer organizer will help you find what you’re looking for faster than rummaging around in an open shelf or on top of your desk—and this will save time so that you can get back to doing productive work without delay.

You can also use drawer organizers for non-office supplies like craft supplies or beauty products (the latter being another good option if your workspace has limited space). If there’s no room for an entire organizing system at home or work, try using one inside each drawer instead—that way there won’t be too much clutter on top of desks/tables either!

Keep cords organized with binder clips

Binder clips are a great way to keep cords organized, and they’re cheap as well. Just attach the clip to the top of your desk or computer stand, and use it to hold your cables in place.

Binder clips are very versatile, too: you can use them to organize pretty much anything that comes in a package (e.g., pens, pencils) or on a roll (e.g., tape). They’re also useful for keeping photos together in an album or binder; just clip one end of each photo onto the edge of its corresponding page with a binder clip so it doesn’t fall out as you flip through it!

Use a desktop file sorter

A desktop file sorter is a great way to keep files and other office supplies organized. They come in all shapes, colors and sizes, so you can choose one that matches your style or fits your space perfectly.

A desktop file sorter can help you stay on top of the important things that need your attention throughout the day. First thing in the morning when you sit down at your desk, sort through all of the paperwork that accumulated during the night or weekend while you were away from it (or sleeping). Make sure important items are placed where they should be filed so they’re not forgotten about later on down the line.

If something comes up unexpectedly during work hours—and even if it doesn’t—take care of any necessary filing right then and there instead of putting off until later or leaving everything sitting around as clutter on top of other piles already present on top surface surfaces everywhere else around here anyway…

Hide your power strip inside a pencil cup

Power strips are a source of clutter, and they can make your desk look messy. If you’re looking for a way to tidy up your cords and keep them out of sight, consider hiding your power strip inside a pencil cup.

Cord management is an important part of keeping your desk tidy, but it can be time consuming when you have lots of devices charging at once. If you have more than one device plugged into the same power strip or surge protector, then it can become difficult to keep all the cords organized and in order.

A pencil cup will hide all those messy cables while still allowing them to be easily accessible when needed. This simple home hack also helps with cable organization by keeping them neatly stacked against the side wall so they don’t fall onto the floor or get tangled up with other items on your desk (such as pens).

Keep cords neat with a cereal container

You can use a cereal container to help you keep your cords organized. Once you’ve gotten all of your cords untangled, simply place the cord in the container and close it up until you’re ready to use it again. The lid will keep them from getting tangled and dirty, keeping things nice and tidy on your desk as well as preventing injury if someone walks by with their foot (or hand) accidentally.

If you don’t want to use a cereal box, try using a more stylish plastic storage container instead!

Use velcro strips to keep cords together and under control.

Velcro is a great way to organize your cords. It’s easy to use, and it sticks on the wall or desk to keep your cords neat and out of the way. You can find velcro strips in all sizes and colors, so you can match your decor or express yourself with color choices.

If you want your cords to stay together, get a few small pieces of colored velcro that have the same pattern as the wall or desk where you’re attaching them. If you want them separated, get black pieces so they won’t be visible when not in use.

Invest in some small desk organizers and make use of them!

One of the best ways to keep your desk organized is by investing in some small desk organizers. Having a place to put everything can help you stay more organized, which will save you time and money!

If you use your laptop often, consider purchasing a laptop stand with an organizer on top of it so that all of your devices are easy to reach when needed. If you have a larger desk than usual, consider using some wall-mounted folders for extra storage space for files or other items (this works well if there’s no room for cabinets).

Small desktop shelves are also great because they allow you to store supplies without needing much space at all. For example: if there’s only room for one file folder on top of your desk but there are five more underneath—just slide them into those cute little boxes! The same goes for pens/pencils/highlighters–just make sure not too many things slip through those cracks 😉


So there you have it, some desk organization tips for your home office. It’s not that hard to keep organized when you have the right tools. You just need a few small organizers, like a mug or pencil cup and some velcro strips or binder clips. You can also keep paper slips inside of cereal boxes so they don’t get lost in your drawer organizer!

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