Organizing your desk is easier said than done. A month or even a week after cleaning up your desk area, you will have managed to gather other bits and bobs that you didn’t even know you had. That is why we have created a list of some super easy and super cost effective DIY tips for keeping your work and home life organized.
1. Stack Mason Jars
Hot glue six ball mason jars together in the shape of a pyramid. Three at the bottom, two in the middle and one on the top. Once dry tip on their side and use for spacious little holders for pens, pencils, staples, and other small items.
2. Binder Clips to De-Tangle Cords
Clip binder clips to the side of a desk to hold USB and other cables. Thread through the metal part to keep cords tangle free.
3. Jam Jar Storage
Remove a shelf from a cupboard or wall hanging book shelf. Now place the shelf upside down on your work surface. Space the lids 5 centimeters from one another. Screw, nail, or hot glue the lid in place (upside down). Return to shelf to the desired place and twist jars onto their respective lids.
4. Peg Board
Framed pieces are really in right now, which is why we recommend framing a pegboard and hang above your desk to store items. The peg board can hold small items like scissors and tape.
5. Re-Use an Old Shutter
An old Shutter can be used to hold pending or paid bills. Or use the top half as the in-box and the bottom half for out bound bills.
6. Shoe Box Storage
Pin a few shoe boxes together with paper clips to store light books and papers. If you prefer to be more decorative, cover the shoe boxes in shelf lining or wrapping paper.
7. Re-Purpose Magazine Holders
Attach new or used magazine holders to a shelf to hold items. Paint or cover with shelf paper to match the room decor.
8. Re-Purpose Wall Brackets
Re-purposed wall brackets make lovely magazine, envelope, or paper holders. The fancy look will add a touch of class to your office at work.
9. Make A Desk
Turn bookcases and an old door into a beautiful desk with plenty of storage. The low bookcases provide plenty of storage to keep the desk clear of clutter.
10. Drawer Dividers
Cereal boxes covered in shelf liner or wrapping paper make for great divided storage in a desk drawer. Use a Stanley utility knife to trim the boxes to suit the drawer.
11. Hidden Desk
Two bookcases with hinges make for a lovely way to hide a desk. The desk-top is designed to fold up when the desk is ready to close.
12. Hanging Storage Bins
Hanging storage bins can be made from re-purposed disinfecting wipes containers. Hang near or above your office work station.
13. Re-Purpose An Old Window
An old window can receive new life as a storage space for the office. Hang reminders and use the chalkboard for family reminders. The project can be completed in an afternoon.
14. Mail Sorter
Create a mail sorter with canvas. Those who sew will really love this idea. There are four categories to store bills or use as an in and out box.
15. Wine Rack Organizer
Re-purpose a wine rack into a beautiful organizer for your desk. Place empty cups into the spots that hold the wine. And use the cabinet above to store extra supplies.
16. Office in A Chest
Give a chest new life as a miniature office to store folders and more. The project is quick and easy. And when complete office files and supplies are beautifully hidden.
17. Muffin Tin Storage
Not only do muffin tins create great sorting solution for kids Convert a muffin tin to store odds and ends in a desk drawer.
18. Convert A Wall
Create a giant ribbon wall. Staple batting and desired fabric to the wall. Use fabric tacks to attach the ribbon. The converted wall will hold papers and much more.
19. Magnetic Knife Racks
Hang magnetic knife racks vertically to create added storage. Attach hooks for added space.
20. Hang Kitchen Wire Racks
Kitchen wire racks may also double in the home office for added storage. These may be purchased almost anywhere. Simply l