8 Desk Organizers to Keep Your Makeshift Home Office Clutter-Free and Cool

updated Jan 31, 2022
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Whether you’re settling into a new work-from-home groove or you’ve been working from your home office for years, you’ve probably noticed that you’re inadvertently collecting supplies and don’t have a way to contain all of those random odds and ends. Keeping a home office stocked with everything you need for productivity can take a lot, and if you’re anything like us, maximizing your office space is not only a want but a need. The best place to start? Right on your desktop. Regardless of what your home office looks like, avoiding a cluttered desktop is as important as ever. Arm yourself with a handy organizer from this list — and maybe a houseplant or two — and you’ll be well on your way towards a more productive workspace. Here are eight of the best desktop organizers you can shop today.

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MoMA Design Store

While this bin may skew slightly more industrial, it’s definitely an efficient storage solution. Use it to neatly stack your laptop, notebooks, and any other office supplies you may have to easily transport them wherever your workspace may be. Collapse the whole thing when not in use or flip it over and allow it to play double duty as a platform for your computer at a makeshift standing desk. 

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The Container Store

A clear organizer is a great way to combat clutter and make sure you always can see what you need. If you rarely require much more than a few pens and Post-Its on the office supply front, this compact acrylic piece is ideal and can fit on the smallest of tables. 

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The Container Store

Use this sleek lacquer-like tray to create a mobile-friendly “drawer” that can house papers, pens, and more. Its stackable form means you can layer additional pieces on top and customize them to your desktop needs. 

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If your makeshift home office lacks drawers, then this tabletop organizer is the next best thing. Six tubular compartments provide ample space for everything from pens to scissors — and if you’re up for it, maybe a fresh flower or two as well. 

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This slim unit is perfect for storing writing or art supplies, reference books, and even a folder or two. Position it standing upright or horizontally if your surface area allows, and let it serve as an extension of your desktop. 

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West Elm

A workspace crowded with cords can be distracting — not to mention unsafe. Conceal electrical wires in this handy box to keep your area free and clear. 

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Consider this your on-the-go workstation. Corral everyday staples like pens, sticky pads, and charging cords in this roomy carry-all that can travel to whichever room is serving as your office for the day. It’d also make a great caddy for cleaning supplies, too.

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No file cabinet? No problem! This streamlined holder, complete with folders and a shiny gold frame, is all you need to keep things neat, tidy, and easily within reach. 

Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting.