10 Highly Organized Home Office Ideas

These home office ideas will inspire you to create an organized and productive work space.

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Corral Desk Clutter

A product like this Hammock Tech Accessory Organizer can do wonders for freeing up work space on your desk. Use it to hold your phone, tablet, sunglasses, and anything else that always seems to be floating around your desk without a home.

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Go Digital with Your Paperwork

The biggest culprit when it comes to home office clutter is piles of paperwork. Try to stay on top of the paperwork by going through it at least once a week. Recycle anything you don’t need, and scan any important documents that you want to keep. This Epson Workforce portable scanner is lightweight and fast, it scans a single page in 5.5 seconds! It’s also one of our favorite home office ideas.

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Utilize Wall Space

As you organize your office, don’t forget to look up! Wall space can play an important roll in keeping your office tidy and your systems streamlined. We love this Perch Magnetic Modular System because of its sleek modern design and its versatility. Mount the magnetic plates to your wall and then attach any combination of containers to fit your needs. 

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Wheeled Furniture

Get creative when it comes to home office furniture, especially if the office is visible to the rest of the house, or if you use the space for another purpose, like a guest room. Office furniture on wheels can help keep things accessible, but also easy to put away at the end of the day. We love this wheeled file cabinet that can fit under your desk when not in use. Did you know you can build an office desk out of pipes? Find out how.

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Cascading File Organizer

You may not have a lot of paper files to keep track of, but it can be difficult to eliminate paper completely. This handy file organizer can hang on the wall (so it doesn’t take up desk or drawer space) and then you can fold it up and tuck it away or take it with you at the end of the day.

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Control Cable Chaos

Nothing will ruin a beautiful home office faster than a pile of dusty cables. Take control of the cable chaos with this cable organizer box that conceals your surge protector and various cables. Place it on the floor or on your desk and say goodbye to ugly tangled cables. Here’s how to build your own computer desk.

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Use a Monitor Riser

A monitor stand like this metal one from SimpleHouseware serves two functions. It raises your monitor to a comfortable viewing height, while the built-in drawer helps you organize your desk supplies. Two compartments on either side of the stand serve as additional storage space. Short on space? Here’s how to build an office out of a closet!

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Desk Drawer Tidy-Upper

If you DO have a desk drawer, you know how quickly it can become a junk drawer if you’re not careful. To make sure it stays organized with all your office essentials, try using these highly reviewed metal desk organizers. You can arrange the different sized containers to custom fit your needs, and we love the bright and cheerful colors! In the DIY mood? Try these 8 DIY ideas for desk organization.

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Use a Label Maker

A label maker can help you keep track of where you’ve tucked away all your important documents and office supplies. Use it to label drawers, boxes and files. This label maker uses Bluetooth wireless technology to design and print labels from your phone or computer, how cool is that? Make life easier with these office storage ideas.

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Clean Up at the End of the Day

The most important tip to keep your home office organized is to set aside time each day to do a quick clean up. When that least email has been sent, put away anything that you’ve left on you desk, toss any garbage and recycle what you can. Just a few focused minutes on cleaning and organizing will ensure that the following day you can start with a fresh clean, slate.

Erica Young
Erica Young is a freelance writer and content creator, specializing in home and lifestyle pieces. She loves writing about home decor, organization, relationships, and pop culture. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Arizona State University, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.