When it comes to working from home there are a few ways to ensure maximum productivity and one of them is an organized office! The less clutter you have around you and the more efficient your system of organization is the more you’ll be able to get done at home. Remember, if you don’t love it or need it then donate it or get rid of it! This is your space to feel like a boss and unnecessary papers and knick knacks getting in the way is not what you deserve. Make sure every paperclip, piece of mail, and pen has a designated home and you’ll be on your way to conquering your work day like the boss that you are!

Only Essentials Allowed

When it comes to your desktop it is sacred real estate! It’s easier said than done to have a completely clean desk, but the fight against endless paper and office supplies can be won with this simple trick! Only allow what you ABSOLUTELY need every day on your desk. Computer, notebook, pens, and maybe a plant is allowed, but keep it simple! The more space you have to work the more productive you’ll be. A good rule of thumb is if you don’t use it at least once a week then it belongs on a shelf!

Desk Accessories

Okay, so you’ve decided what your essentials are going to be. The next step is ensuring they have a home and look good too! Enter desk accessories, they’re here to make your life easier and your desk look amazing. Pick accessories as an accent to your room or match it completely, with a range of options you can get creative and find something that feels most like you! We love the boldness of this Codify pencil holder and the classic warm feel of a wooden magazine file.

Codify Pencil Holder
White Wood Magazine File

Organize Your Drawers

Separate what you have in your drawers into categories and use organizers to keep everything tidy and front and center. Organize your drawers into categories that make sense to you and how you work! For example, the top drawer could be full of things you use the most, like pens and pencils, so it would make sense to have those things more easily accessible than ink cartridges which you only need to access every once in a while! Ink cartridges and printer paper could even be tucked away on a book shelf instead of clogging up your desk drawers since they don’t get used that much.

Acrylic Drawer Organizer
Bamboo Drawer Organizer Trays

Shelving

Shelving is a sophisticated way to bring some life to the space. The openness gives a sense of your personality with an elevated feel. Don’t stop at books and knick knacks, use your shelves to their full potential by adding baskets, plants, file boxes, and even your printer to maximize desk space! By placing items you don’t use that often on your shelves you can keep the clutter away from your desk, resulting in more productivity! Check out some of our favorite shelves we think would look great in any space!

Large Wood Mid-Century James Etagere Shelf
Wood and Metal Willaird Tall Bookshelf

Cubbies customize with baskets and bins

Cubbies are a beautiful and inexpensive way to organize your home office! With a variety of sizes you can create your own variations in your space. Try a few next to one another or some vertical with a horizontal piece in the middle, get creative! Grab some baskets and mix and match your cubbies with whatever configuration, color, style, or pattern you want!

Photo: IKEA
Photo: IKEA

Install Cabinets

Kitchens aren’t the only place for cabinets! If you really want to step it up a notch, we suggest installing cabinets and built-ins in your home office. They not only make your space look a lot tidier by hiding all your supplies away, but can even add value to your home. They also give a space a more permanent and regal feel, fit for royalty!

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Photo: Schoolhouse
Photo: MacGee & Co.