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    27 Useful Products That'll Rescue Your Messy Desk

    Save your workplace from devolving into chaos.


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    1. A simple phone stand for an elegant way to keep your phone upright and close β€” no FOMO for you.

    Promising review: "I love this handy little stand! I use my cell phone at work all day to communicate with our staff and I was always propping it up on something so that I could see it better and not have to lean over it to read texts. This gadget is simply perfect!" β€”tmdavTN

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    2. A helpful magnetic holder that saves your cords from flying off the side of your desk every time you unplug.

    The set comes with two pedestals and three magnetic buttons that can stick and unstick for easy access.

    Promising Review: "This is great for organizing cables for easy access. I use this in my bedroom to keep my computer and phone cables easily accessible for charging. It comes with three magnetic holders, two of which can be used with three different-size cables and one that is used for larger cables. It also comes with a magnetic strip that can hold three cables or a single magnet for one cable. The magnet is fairly strong and holds securely." β€”dee lee

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $5.42.

    3. A little handheld vacuum for cleaning up all the crumbs from your latest desk-lunch.,

    The wireless device takes two AA batteries and is switch-operated.

    Promising review: "This is a fun item to keep on my desk. It actually does work to clean my desk. The bristles are very stiff which can cause the scratch marks but they're not permanent. I've had the same batteries in it for months." β€”Marta Solitaire

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79 (available in nine styles).

    4. A wire concealer box to banish all those unsightly, tangled wires.

    If you can't see them, they can't hurt you.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49.

    5. A character cord protector and organizer for a colorful solution to frayed wires.

    Promising review: "I don't know how many charging cables I've worn out. I saw this and decided to try it. I love it! This will prolong the life of your cable. It was a little tricky getting it on with the first twirls but once I got the hang of it, I had no problem. It actually was relaxing, and if you want a breather to meditate, doing this will give you that break. I'm thinking of buying more even though I don't have any more cords to wrap, lol! Go ahead and get this!" β€”kayjee

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 11 characters).

    6. A 5-port USB charging stand that can power pretty much all your devices at once.

    It also keeps them organized! The ports each provide 30 watts of power, and there's a surge protector.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    7. An accordion document holder in a nice pastel color that will soothe you when things start to get hectic.

    This smiling folder is here to help β€” it can hold up to 200 pages of paper.

    Promising review: "I've been using this folder for nearly three months. I'm a college student with a lot of papers to carry so I was looking for something cute, and easy to carry that fits manila folders. This DID IT. I can't express how much I love this." β€”Alexa Viz

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

    8. A metal letter holder that will make organizing all your papers seem more bear-able.


    Promising review: "This holder is super cute and very unique. I use it on my desk at work, and it easily holds several folders and notebooks. I've currently got it holding five folders that are well-packed with papers." β€”Sacagawea Mariposa

    Get it from Amazon for $25.32 (available in two animals).

    9. A rainbow, 10-drawer cart so you can get all of your stuff off your desk and into a color-coded system.

    Promising review: "This cart has been a lifesaver for me. I've had it for about a year and it still holds up great. I like that I'm able to roll it away into my garage whenever I need more space." β€”Andrea D.

    Get it from Amazon for $41.22 (available in four styles).

    10. A bamboo computer stand that gives you some extra storage space under your monitor to use in a similar fashion as under your bed. (Less shoes, though.)

    The stand also has little slots for various office items and a cup holder.

    Promising review: "I was getting tired of my extremely disorganized desk and wanted to find a way to utilize the space better. I just happened to come across this stand and it has really helped me to provide a little more organization to my sometimes messy work area." β€”Sarasota Suncoast Reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two colors).

    11. A collection of magazine or file holders to keep everything in order and easy to find.,

    Promising review: "We bought these for our homeschool room to organize the books we're using. They're cardboard and come collapsed, but they're very easy to put together (I'm assuming because my nine-year-old did it while I was out of the room). Very sturdy." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three color schemes).

    12. A pair of hand bookends that will squish your book collection together.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these whimsical hand bookends. I've got them in a corner on my desk. They keep my frequently-used reference books nearby, they look great, and they just make me smile every time I look at them. They're not too big or demanding of desktopspace, but they make a nice statement." β€”Carol C.

    Get them from Amazon for $19.95.

    13. A wire grid you can use to hang up all your important notes and pictures because frames take up too much space.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59 (available in four colors).

    14. A collection of arrow-shaped push pins that are a total bullseye.

    Promising review: "These are darling little push pins. They hold up stuff pretty well. Just hold them by the base when using." β€”S. Bush

    Get it from Amazon for $6.29.

    15. A dry erase calendar you can stick on your wall, which is great because it means one less thing on your desk.

    Get it from PBTeen for $24.

    16. A little dino personal assistant that will hold memos and pencils for you.

    Promising review: "It's a very cute desk decoration. I'm overall happy with the purchase β€” I was looking for something more organized to hold quick reminders at my desk, and this fit the bill!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.78.

    17. A delicious looking pin holder you doughnut want to lose.

    The pins are like sprinkles!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    18. A Julius Caesar pen holder to stab with your writing utensils whenever you're in a particularly bad mood.

    Promising review: "It looks great. As a history teacher this will be a great addition to my classroom." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $19.99.

    19. A combination lamp and pencil holder so you can free up some needed real estate on your desk. What an illuminating discovery!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $259 (available in two colors).

    20. A cactus pin holder that you never need to worry about watering.

    It even comes with a secret compartment under the cork cactus.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.21 or Walmart for $20.49.

    21. A metal organizer with file holders, a shelf, and a drawer for organization that will be the envy of the whole office.

    Promising review: "I'm too embarrassed to post a picture of what our desk looked like before I ordered the organizer. What a difference it made!" β€”DG

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

    22. A round wall pocket for tossing all your odds and ends in.

    Get it from CB2 for $12.95.

    23. A teeny-tiny filing cabinet with three drawers you can stuff with all your business cards β€” networking has never been so cute!

    It can fit up to 1000 business cards.

    Promising review: "This is so adorable. I had been looking for a standard rolodex for the numerous business cards that I receive and fell in love with this one as soon as I saw it. My coworkers use the plastic sleeves or search their computer for information that I'm able to locate at my fingertips using this mini-cabinet." β€”Nash

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    24. A pack of fancy label frames for having the most kitsch organization system ever.

    Get a pack of three from Animi Causa for $7.50 (available in sizes two colors).

    25. A transparent message board that uses magnets to keep your notes in place.

    It also has a little tray for your extra knick-knacks.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39.

    26. An adorable bunny cord holder with floppy ears you can wrap wires around.

    Get four green ones from Walmart for $7.99.

    27. And when all else fails, messy citation pad so you can give yourself or others a stern reminder to clean that desk up.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.88.

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    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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