It doesn't matter if it's called acrylic, plexiglass or lucite; clear plastic has always been a solid choice for home office accessories. Not only is acrylic sturdy, light, and inexpensive, but transparent trays and desk organizers do a great job in a supporting role, showing off the creative and colorful stuff stashed inside.
Here are a few of our favorite sources for finding acrylic desk accessories online. Each one of these stores offers a great selection of pieces for design-minded shoppers looking for clear winners to keep desks tidy.
Our Pick: It's a tie between the rose-tinted inner workings of the clear stapler ($44), or the perfect line-up of the pencil holder ($44).
Our Pick: The customizability of the Format Stacking Boxes (3 for $29.95).
Our Pick: The whimsical (and still document-sized) Small Curiosities Box ($60).
Our Pick: The Floating iPhone docks from Doerfler Designs ($26), or one of the patterned phone stands from PhoneTastique ($25)
Our Pick: The rainbow hued Snap-It-Up Organizer ($18)clear storage accessories that fit together to outfit a creative space.
Our Pick: The slanted shelves of the Acrylic Desk Rack ($12.50)
Our Pick: The Acrylic Smart Organizer ($24.99)with built-in notches for power cords.
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