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    26 Things That'll Help You Declutter Your Desk

    Time to clear the mess from the desk.

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    1. A large desk blotter to organize your desk space and keep it that way. This babe has multiple pockets, a calendar, an anti-slip back, and best of all ⁠— transparent waterproof PVC protection!


    Promising review: "This is a great large desk pad for my desk. It's super cute and has lots of pockets to organize paper and notes. The calendar can be removed so I can continue to use it even after the year ends." ⁠—DonnaC

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in four colors).

    2. An interlocking drawer organizer that'll give your desk drawer a total head-to-toe makeover.


    Promising review: "Love it. What a difference it made to our junk drawer!!! Before things were so hard to find and falling behind the drawer, now the same amount of stuff is in there but we can actually find what we need. Wish I did this earlier. Super configurable." —Alaina

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

    3. A handy paper shredder for anyone who needs to shred up the junk mail before it even makes it into the junk drawer. Bye!


    Promising review: "Whether you’re a college student or a professional who needs something for the office, this shredder doesn’t disappoint. I really like the cross-cut feature because it utilizes more bin space. This means that it’ll be able to hold more shreds of paper. It’s powerful and reliable, and I haven’t had any problems with it since. I use it quite often and have only had to empty it once (out of the four months I’ve had it for). Its compact size makes it perfect for storing in tight spaces." —HandsON

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99.

    4. A desktop stand riser with drawers to maximize storage options for your keyboard, mouse, notepads, and other desk necessities.


    Promising review: "I purchased this to raise my monitor up to a better viewing angle, and to provide extra storage. I love the look of the bamboo, and the cut-outs provide a nice parking spot for my phone, pens, etc. It was nice to see that it holds a very heavy monitor (my computer is a Dell XPS 2720, which is an all-in-one computer). The space underneath is perfect for 'hiding' my wireless keyboard. Perfect for my needs!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    5. A Planning World subscription that'll ship out seasonal stationery every three months to help you stay on top of your plans, invites, and thank you notes!


    What you get: A box full of planning stationery and accessories, fine stationery, and artwork — so things like washi tapes, notepads, sticky notes, greeting cards, labels, pens, notebooks, pen pouch, and planner accessories!

    Promising review: "This subscription was packed with amazing planner accessories and stickers for a fraction of the price. Everything that's included are things I use and want to use. Such gorgeous artwork and fantastic quality! So excited for more!" —Kelsey

    Get it from Cratejoy for $32 every three months.

    6. A pack of cable clips to prevent wires from getting into tangled, twisted messes that clutter up the workspace.


    Promising review: "I was looking for a creative solution of how to route and secure cables from two AC power adapters on a recording cart I use on film location. A magazine review led me to a competitor's cable organizers similar to Blue Key World's Cable Clips that were cheaper, but I decided to pass on them. Why? Poor consumer reviews. I kept looking and finally came across Blue Key World's Cable Clips. They cost more, but look carefully and you'll see they have the highest customer ratings. That speaks volumes to me. So I ordered three packs for my audio cart. These are an incredible product! You've got to give it up for a company like Blue Key World that continually strives to make their product better and whose goal is consumer satisfaction. In a world where far too many people confuse cost (cheaper is better) and value, I am here to tell you that these cable clips are an amazing value (superior quality is always better because they last longer and do the job right). I can't recommend them highly enough." —Hardcore Harley

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.97.

    7. An adjustable desktop organizer that'll keep all your favorite books and trinkets in neat and tidy order.


    Promising review: "I’m very happy with this purchase. It looks very 'finished' and good quality. It took me 20 minutes to assemble it, and the directions were very easy to follow." —Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two colors).

    8. A stick-on hidden drawer for anyone in need of an additional place to stash pens!


    Promising review: "This drawer makes things easier. If I need an item (pens, scissors) I can easily just grab it from this drawer for quick access." —Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in two colors).

    9. A large orthopedic seat cushion to improve your mood, posture, and productivity at work, and make the day go by faster.


    Promising review: "This makes the day so much better at work! If you've ever hurt your tail bone or just get sore sitting down in an office chair with limited cushioning then this is for you! This has made my office chair so comfortable that I spend less time looking at the clock hoping to leave. The best part is that you never get uncomfortable with this seat cushion. I was worried it would be warm to sit on all day but I didn't notice a difference, in fact, it feels cooler than the office chair itself." ⁠—Eric

    Get it from Amazon for $29.90.

    10. A cascading wall organizer so you can stop piling papers on top of your desk and hang them up on the wall instead!


    You can also fold it up and take it to go!

    Promising review: "This is awesome and I love it. I work from home and I’ve been trying to keep my desk free from papers. This thing is awesome! The bottom pocket is large enough for me to store my day planner. I mounted it to the wall with a command hook and it was easy peasy! An attractive and functional way to sort and store paper. I love having all the papers I need readily available and visible so it reminds me that they're there, but not they are not overtaking my desk and irritating me." ⁠—Mandy

    Get it from Amazon for $15.33.

    11. An otter tape dispenser who is gonna give you the piece of tape you need, one way or *an otter*.


    Get it from ModCloth for $15 or Amazon for $18.97.

    12. A pack of extra-large divider tabs to jot down notes or stick on your monitor, and make your organization skills something that everyone will be jealous of 👀.


    Promising review: "These allow more writing space than usual page tab markers, which is really useful for my college studies as well as my case note prep for legal work. If you are a fanatic note-taker like me, these are superb for helping you stay organized and focused on important information. They can be used for other things, like calendar and agenda notes, too." —Danielle H.

    Get a set of 60 from Amazon $4.54.

    13. And a set of superfine colorful pens ideal for bullet journaling, color coding your to-do lists, and more.


    Check out this post to learn more about bullet journaling!

    Promising review: "These have great color saturation, glide easily on paper, and don't bleed through to the next page! I can't recommend them enough. The shape is also amazing — they are beautifully crafted all the way to the cap. 10/10 will be buying more in the future." —mfin

    Get a set of 10 for $3.99 or a set of 18 for $7.99, both from Amazon.

    14. A mini desk calendar so you can keep track of the date and save precious desk space.


    Get it from Dubu Dumo on Etsy for $5.99 (available in three colors).

    15. A cute elephant phone/pen holder who is here to keep things tidy without taking up too much space!


    Get it from Amazon for $13.98.

    16. And a Happy Camper pencil holder for anyone who'd rather be out having an RV adventure than at their desk any day.


    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    17. A stylish laptop stand to ~elevate~ your work life, and help with productivity and posture, so you can get more done and be at your desk less!

    Promising review: "Not only is this stand stylish (it seem like something Apple would make), but it is at a great height and incline for typing, and there is plenty of space underneath my laptop to store my external hard drive. The cat also likes to lay under there. I highly recommend this product." —libu1968

    Get it from Amazon for $39.29.

    18. An anti-slip desk pad that'll tidy up your space and prevent desk coffee messes from totally ruining your day.

    Promising review: "This was an awesome buy. It looks great on my desk and appears to be very durable. I love the felt backing, and it does not slide around. It is the biggest mouse pad I have ever had. It is also great if you want to lay a sheet of paper directly on it and write a message or take notes. I am not disappointed in this purchase at all."—Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in seven colors and three sizes).

    19. A multi-functional wooden desk organizer with plenty of space to fit all your pens, markers, and craft supplies. It also comes with a handy phone stand.


    Promising review: "Seriously, I must have every mechanical pencil set, drawing pencil, colored ink pen and pencil, sharpies, watercolor, and gel pens known to man. I vowed I would better organize it someday. Well, the day came when my desk fell into disrepair and another one was required. It was not a pretty sight and I needed to get organized. At first I thought, this looks very small, all my things will never fit in there. WRONG! I could have added more, and will because this will hold it all. Setup was EASY. When you open the box, set the pieces in order from 1-10. It will help you assemble the pieces much faster. It took me about 30 minutes. I like that it is just small enough to fit on my desk and not clutter up my space while allowing me to organize those drawing tools that I can quickly get to. In addition, I put my stapler, tape, and USBs in the last three slots. For now, I have highlighters in the drawer. They fit very well. THIS IS A MUST-HAVE." ⁠—Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98 (available in five colors).

    20. A mini desk vacuum disguised as an adorable ladybug so you can clean up snack crumbs with ease.


    Promising review: "I keep it on my office desk to help clean off crumbs and dust. It's no louder than a hairdryer and has decent suction; sucks up crumbs and dust without any problem. I have also used it on my craft table to suck up glitter and other small paper scraps and again, it worked seamlessly. Great little gadget to have on hand in several situations." —D. Phillips

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

    21. A mesh desk organizer featuring six compartments and bright colors that might actually make organizing your stuff kinda fun!

    Promising review: "This desk organizer is exactly what I was looking for to tidy up my desk at work. It holds lots of stuff and is the perfect color pink! It even has little padded feet on the bottom." ⁠—NICHOLE

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in 12 colors).

    22. A vintage-style label maker for labeling folders, stationery, containers, and everything else you need to keep track of.


    Promising review: "I LOVE this thing! I'm obsessed with organizing everything, so of course, I'm obsessed with labels, but most of the labels I find in the store either look too clinical or Pinterest-Mom for my style. The vintage look of these labels is absolutely perfect. A few tips ⁠— press down fully and hard for each letter so that they completely press into the sticker. Before cutting it off, add a space at the end of your last word. You can trim the end if the space is too big, but if you don't the tape cuts off right at the edge of the last letter and you'll end up with uneven spacing at the front end and back end of your label. Overall, it's lovely and perfect for organizing within an aesthetic." ⁠—elise

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    23. A 79-piece set of cat-themed stationery and office supplies so you can write yourself little reminders throughout the day in the cutest way possible.


    Set includes: A six-pack of cat roller gel pens, 60 cat paper clips, a six-pack of silhouette cat sticky notes, a pack of sticky flags, and more!

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    24. A dry-erase computer pad that'll help you remember to go to your meetings, and it will save on paper!


    Promising review: "This fits perfectly between my keyboard and monitor. It is the same size as a keyboard. It comes with a black whiteboard marker with a felt eraser on the end. The erase board is actually glass with a white background. This is good because some whiteboards eventually get old and you can't erase what is on there well. I am really happy with this." ⁠—mbecky

    Get it from Amazon for $24.37+ (available in five colors).

    25. A sleek, slim trash can so you can throw trash away as you work without giving up any leg room.


    Get it from Amazon for $5 (available in nine colors).

    26. And a mini cactus humidifier you can display on your newly-tidy desk to help prevent your skin from drying out from too much AC/heat!


    Get it from Amazon for $15.89 (available in seven styles).

    Happy Organizing!


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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