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    Updated on Jun 8, 2019. Posted on Jun 8, 2019

    24 Clever Storage Ideas For Your Desk

    Dedicated to all those people who treat their desk like a storage unit!

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    1. A bamboo block set for smaller items like paper clips, pens, and binder clips. They won't take up much space and can stack on top of each other if you want them out of the way.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are very convenient for desk organization! I use them for colored pens, glue sticks, sticky notes, and clips." —liuyin18

    Get the set from Amazon for $14.99.

    2. A Poppin three-piece kit including an accessories tray, a file sorter, and a silicone grass organizer (ideal for pens). Each piece is sleek and modern, and can be bought separately!

    The Container Store

    I have Poppin products on my desk and love them. They don't collect dusk and are aesthetically very pleasing to look at. My desk looks and feels modern, which always encourages me to keep it clean instead of cluttered.

    Get the set from The Container Store for $35.97 (or sold individually).

    3. A hanging organizer that'll sit mostly below your desk, freeing up major space! It's made of powder-coated steel to ensure it won't scratch your desk surface, and has a tightening screw to stay in-place.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have a computer table with no drawers or shelves for storage. I love this product; it was easily installed on the side of my computer table, and keeps my papers and supplies organized and within reach, plus out of sight. There is a way to tighten it to the desk or table you're using, but I haven't needed to yet. I just slid it onto my desk and wow! Instant neatness!" —CoderGurl

    Get it from Amazon for $35.18+ (available in three, four, and five slot options).

    4. Acrylic blue accessories to add a pop of color to your desk, while still getting some serious storage space. You'll be able to see everything clearly, so no more struggling to find that one thing you're looking for.

    West Elm

    Accessories include a pencil cup, a lidded box, and two trays.

    Get them from West Elm for $16.99+ (sold individually).

    5. A monitor riser with two sliding drawers, engraved slots for a mug, pens, or paper clips, and underneath storage for a keyboard. Plus it can hold up to 150 pounds, so yes, your monitor or laptop will fit.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great monitor stand! There's no stain or coloring to it, so you see the natural colors and grains. The drawers are great for the extra storage space and love that they don't push through the back when closing them. The cup/mug slot diameter is too small for my coffee mugs, but it fits a regular glass just fine." —Kait S.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    6. A cascading wall organizer that'll sit neatly against the wall, giving you more countertop space to work with. Each colored folder can hold up to 50 sheets of paper and the bottom pocket can be used to hold a monthly calendar.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "It was time to declutter the office work room counters. I was looking for replacements for the standard wire desktop file folder sorter that we were using to hold various forms. After endless days of looking at wall file folder pockets that were hideously expensive, I stumbled across this and instantly knew my search was over! This item is beautiful on the wall; it lays virtually flat versus standard wall pockets that protrude. I wish I had more empty walls so I could buy more. And the price can't be beat." —MamaK

    Get it from Amazon for $12.74+ (available in a pack of four).

    7. A tech organizer with space for your iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods and chargers. The little bento box is compact, great for travel, and features adjustable compartment dividers.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49.95.

    8. A clamp-on organizer that can rotate a full 360-degrees! When in need, you can swivel it out to grab a pen or energy bar, then swivel it back so it's neatly tucked away.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’m always running out of desk surface space, so I bought this to conceal some of my junk. It works amazing and I hardly ever realize it’s there." —Larryanderson3

    Get it from Amazon for $27.98+ (available in a mouse pad option).

    9. A galvanized organizer, because it's got multiple compartments and great style. It'll become your command center with slots for mail, notebooks, pens, and business cards.

    Pottery Barn

    Get it from Pottery Barn for $41 (originally $49.50).

    10. An adorable pencil case you can fold down for easy access. It stands on its own, has a clip for travel, and can also be used for cosmetics.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Not only is this case ridiculously cute, it's super well-made. The inside of the case is heavily lined, which not only keeps pens and pencils from poking through, it means they can't fall out either. The inside lining has little pockets, too, for paper clips and whatever else might be kicking around your desk. I highly recommend this case. Simply a must-have if you need one!" —Busy Amazon Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    11. Hanging baskets if you've got a cubicle that needs more storage options. Each basket is waterproof and holds its shape, so they won't look messy hanging against the wall.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Very adorable and easy to put together! I especially love the hooks that came with the bags; they are very sturdy and are able to hold quite some weight. At first I was not expecting too much from the quality because the price is pretty low, but the result exceeded my expectation. I will definitely buy this again in the future." —J.U.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.68.

    12. A dimmable desk lamp with a USB charging port and space for pens and pencils. The soft light is an excellent option for those late night work sessions when the overhead office light turns off.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a easy-to-use and good-looking desk lamp. It is a good lamp for a college dorm. It has multiple functions, like it can hold your phone or pens. It helps to keep your desk organized. It does not to be wired all the time. After charging, it can be used for a few hours without plug-in power." —midwest

    Get it from Amazon for $19.89.

    13. Rose gold business card holders so you always have one on-hand when necessary. The worst thing is coming to a meeting empty-handed, because they're stuffed somewhere in a desk drawer you don't have enough time to shift through.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This business card holder is a nice addition to my desk. Sturdy and beautifully finished in a rose gold color. Certainly beats having a loose stack of cards sitting around. Has a very professional appearance." —Dan Brin

    Get three from Amazon for $9.95.

    14. A curved paper display that'll showcase important to-do lists and papers so you'll stay constantly reminded of the tasks you gotta complete before EOD. It can also hold pictures and postcards so you'll always be able to stare lovingly at your furry friend waiting for you at home.

    West Elm

    Get it from West Elm for $14 (available in two colors).

    15. A metal and faux-leather magazine and file holder so you can finally say goodbye to mile-high stacks of papers.

    Amazon

    It can also hold a laptop! Not to mention it'll double as a chic piece of decor.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    16. A printer stand that'll fit neatly under your desk and finally give you a place to store printer paper. It always seems like you run out at the most inopportune time, so having a stack on-hand will help solve future printing problems.

    Amazon

    It can hold up to 44 pounds and has anti-skid pads to improve stability.

    Promising review: "We were looking for a stand for our printer as our computer desk is rather small. This fits our printer and allows for extra storage room underneath. It was easy to assemble and is very sturdy. The anti-skid feet keep it in place, but it can still be moved around with a little effort." —Jjoslin

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    17. A paper clip cup if you're tired of those pesky little clips getting everywhere. And yet you can never seem to find one when you're desperately trying to secure the report you just completed.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is so cute! It does what it needs to – the top is magnetic. Holds a fair amount of paper clips. It’s not big; it’s smaller than an apple." —Jessica Galicia

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in two styles).

    18. An adjustable shelf that'll play home to literally anything and everything currently sitting on your desk. It'll utilize vertical space and is customizable to your liking.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This was really a great buy. I received it just yesterday, easily put it together, and immediately brought it to work. The company even included the screwdriver and screws in the package, how convenient! Every single coworker that walked past my desk complimented just how cute and organized it made my desk look. I definitely think this is worth getting." —R

    Get it from Amazon for $25.89+ (available in five colors).

    19. A cell phone stand to keep your phone elevated and in clear sight while you work, instead of tucked in your pocket. It'll provide that resting place you've been looking for — just in case an important text or call comes through.

    Amazon

    It's compatible with both iPhones and Androids. The cutout in the back provides a great place to thread your charging cable through.

    Promising review: "I’ve had this on my wishlist and finally decided to purchase. I’m so glad I finally did. I was most surprised by the fact it is made of metal and not plastic. It is sturdy and keeps my phone within easy reach on my desk at work. I love the cord cutout that allows you to charge with the phone in an upright position. With my old stand, I would have to charge with the phone on its side. If you listen to music while you work, this is a functional and attractive addition." —Jenn.K

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in five colors).

    20. A pop-up shoe bin, because haphazardly throwing pairs under your desk really isn't working out like you thought. Now you'll have a nice little cubby to keep a pair of heels and sneakers. You can also hide them away with the connected flap.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great little shoe box to store your shoes. It even comes with a little carrying bag. What a great idea! Gets my shoes off the floor and dust free. Will recommend to my coworkers." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two styles).

    21. A three-drawer file cabinet to hold overflow paperwork and file folders. It's an ideal place for important paperwork since the three drawers lock (keys included).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this product! Excellent quality, much better than what I found at my local office supply store. Great packaging for shipping, it arrived in perfect condition. The drawers glide smoothly, sturdy lock, very durable. The drawer dividers in the top two compartments are an added plus. One of the things I loved the most is that it comes fully assembled. Highly recommended!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $209+ (available in 10 colors).

    22. A structural pencil holder that'll be an eye-catching piece just as much as a useful organizer. It'll bring your desk instant style.

    bando

    Get it from ban.do for $30.

    23. Or a slotted organizer for different types of markers, paint brushes, scissors, rulers, and sticky notes. In total you'll receive three standing organizers and two cups.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love these containers. I used the long ones for my colored pencil groups when coloring; it keeps me organized and I don't have to search for my pencil color groups. When done coloring, I place my pencils back in their zippered pouches. These are so nice to use for just about anything to organize yourself. The cups are nice and deep as well, and would hold longer things, too. If you need organization for an office or craft room, you can't go wrong with these containers." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in two colors).

    24. A set of interlocking bins to keep your desk (or filing cabinet) drawer clean so you don't have to spend an hour searching for something you need asap (like a Tide To Go pen).

    Amazon

    There are eight total and they're completely modular, so you can arrange them in any way you want.

    Promising review: "These things are AWESOME!! I love the fact that you can lay them out however you want and still connect them. They are perfect for the so-called junk drawer — you can give all the odd stuff a home and have it organized. When my hubby asks for a pen, I tell him to open the junk drawer and they are on the far right in the long bin. He actually could find them easily without digging, it was great!" —Shelley R

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $12.66+ (also available to purchase in multipacks).

    Look at that organized desk!

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