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    37 Products That'll Make Your Desk More Organized Than It's Ever Been

    Because work and school are stressful enough as it is; you don't need a messy, disorganized desk making things any worse. 🫠

    1. A charging station dock and organizer for keeping your tech gadgets in one area of your desk while charging them at the same time (thanks to cleverly placed holes at the back and sides — built-in cable management!). You can stash your closed laptop in this when the work day is over, plus any tablets or phones you keep at your desk.

    phones being charged and stored on the dock
    Amazon

    Promising review: "It is so simple. It required no setup and the magnets that hold the bottom compartment on are strong. I literally did zero work for this product to help me out so much in my everyday life. It clears up my desk clutter and charges my electronics. Plus, it looks and feels quality for the price without paying a huge amount for such a simple concept. I use an iPad air, an iPhone 6s, and an iPhone 7. Because I work from home, my work and personal electronic have to mix but stay organized. This holds them all. I don't have a problem with it not holding phones or anything like others have mentioned." —Rachel R

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two finishes and three styles).

    2. And a genius cord box to hide your power strip while offering a way to store excess cable and thread each one through individual slots at the top so they don't become a tangle mess on your desk or floor. This can work in tandem with the charging station above (it's from the same brand) or on its own if you're tired of your power strip being an eyesore.

    product photo of the cord box, which has spools for excess cable to wrap around inside
    Tangled cords plugged into power strip
    Cords plugged into power strip and placed inside organizer box
    Amazon, Daniel Boan / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Daniel Boan says, "When Great Useful Stuff sent this to me for review, I thought it would simply be a cute way to keep my chargers from falling under my desk and becoming impossible to find, but I didn't realize how it would basically transform my space. As you can see above, I had a wildly unacceptable pile of wires on my floor that was becoming so big I almost started asking it to chip in for rent. When the box arrived, I untangled the cords, placed my power strip in the bottom of the box, then threaded the wires through the holes at the top (it also comes with magnetic attachments for looping excess length in the wires, but I didn't even need to use those). Now my cords are cleverly concealed and so much easier to manage — which makes me feel like I ever so slightly have my life together. I said slightly." 

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in with or without a power strip).

    3. A clever desk organizer set designed with a magnetic wooden base — you can rearrange its six storage compartments as desired to store your various office supplies and phone without being locked into one setup. Bonus: It has nonslip rubber feet so it won't slide around your desk.

    diagram showing how compartments snap into holder with 8 pounds of magnetic force
    the organizer on a reviewer's desk holding pens, paper clips, sticky notes and more

    It's got four cups (two tall, one medium, and one small), a phone stand, and a sticky note tray.

    The Office Oasis is a small business founded by a wife-and-husband duo who set out to create innovative office items that look *and* feel good.

    Promising review: "I bought this product for my office at work. I wanted to purchase something that looked more professional than other products, and this one really caught my eye. But I have to admit the big selling point is the customization factor. There are countless options that can be configured. I'm someone who likes to mix up their office space every couple of months to keep things fresh, and this organizer is the perfect addition for me. I was actually able to use my phone while it was on the organizer thanks to the great sticky pads that came with the product that you can place on the bottom. This thing really isn't going anywhere. Overall, I'm very happy with the purchase. The magnets are just strong enough, the customization is there, the rubber pads keep it all in place, and it looks great!" —One of those IT guys

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in three colors).

    4. A pretty pastel expanding file folder for keeping all those papers scattered across your desk nice and organized without being an eyesore like those plain beige folders. It can hold between 150 and 200 sheets of paper!

    the pastel folders with a snap closure in pink, blue, yellow, green, and more
    reviewer showing the inside of the folder with different sections holding papers

    Promising review: "This is such a great folder, whether you are preparing for a job interview, storing files at home, organizing your work or home office, or using it for classes. I love the color choices and the size. I can easily slip it into my tote bag and it keeps me organized and looks professional." —Pammie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in nine colors).

    5. Or a game-changing hanging wall organizer you can hang just to the side of your desk for organizing all your papers into color-coded sections — the colored folders are slightly transparent so you can see what's inside.

    the color hanging wall organizer
    gif showing how the wall hanging organizer folds up compactly as needed

    Each folder can hold up to 25 sheets and the whole thing can be collapsed and secured with the attached cord for easy transport — which is *so* convenient if you're working a hybrid office-WFH schedule. It even comes with blank stickers for labeling the tabs. (Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this organizer for more deets on how helpful it is!)

    Promising review: "It’s very nice and organized, I love it. I needed to make room on my desk and this helped a lot. I was gonna use hooks to hang it up but after feeling the weight of it with all the papers in it (plus my cats eyeing it curiously), I decided to use nails instead. Holds up well so far and I hang my ID badge from it to grab on my way out hehe. I like the size and that it doesn’t take up a lot of space. Very happy with it, was excitedly waiting for it." —Elizabeth Lopez Corrales

    Get it from Amazon for $11.63+ (available in four colors).

    6. Some adjustable shelves to house both your office supplies and decor and help you tidy up that cluttered desk. It's instant organization that you get to appreciate visually every single day, and the adjustability means you can always switch up your setup to keep things fresh!

    the shelves arranged next to a reviewer's monitor and keyboard, holding pencils, mugs, and decor
    multiple of the adjustable shelves arranged on a reviewer's desk

    The shelves come in two separate parts that can be arranged close together or spread further apart, depending on what you need! Some reviewers even picked up multiple of these to build a bigger shelving unit on their desk [pictured above right].

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this shelving. I’ve been working from home since the pandemic hit and I went from a huge office to a nook in the corner of our sitting room with no shelving or filing cabinets. The clutter on my desk was driving me nuts. Finally found what I was looking for: a place for my little knickknacks and pictures and my notepads/mail/important papers. Building it was pretty easy, although I did need to turn a piece around, but took less than 15 to put together. Makes my organizing heart happy." —bdeleone

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99 (available in four colors).

    7. Cute storage crates if your desk drawers or shelves could use some serious tidying up. These let you get it done in the cutest possible way, with six different colors and three sizes available so you can really customize the look and have fun with your organization. They also stack!

    the white crates in a reviewer's desk drawer
    the blue, green, white, and pink organizers on a shelf. Each filled with little items like books, photos, and candles.
    Batch, Urban Outfitters customer, Urban Outfitters

    Promising reviews: "I got the small, which is perfect for little things laying around. I really like it and will be getting another one to have a set. The best part is if you don't need it, you can easily fold it and store it away. Really cool idea." —mc97

    "These are such great organizers! good quality and I love the colors, perfect for produce or organizing my vitamins." —kaleeeeeeee

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    8. Or a set of clear, stackable trays so you can *finally* organize the mess inside your desk drawers and keep your pens separate from your Post-its. Because digging around to find the specific thing you're looking for only makes things messier!

    In the six-piece set you'll get two 3"x3" bins, two 6"x3" bins, and two 9"x3" bins.

    Promising review: "I loved these so much, I ended up purchasing another set. They're great to help keep my makeup drawer super organized and clean as well as my desk area. I find that working from home, by the end of the day my desk is a mess, so these little containers really help keep small items together and keep my desk looking sooo much better. They seem pretty durable, and hope they last a long time." —Evelin N.P

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $14.99.

    9. A slim laptop stand because the extra space it'll give you underneath will come in clutch for storing papers, notebooks, or even a keyboard underneath. Plus, the opening in the back lets you thread your cables through to help keep things organized, and lifting your laptop up to eye level is better for the overall ergonomics of your setup.

    a reviewer's desk with their MacBook in the laptop stand
    a stack of papers stored underneath the laptop stand
    three thick books stored underneath the laptop stand

    This stand fits any laptop from 10 to 15.6 inches and can be easily disassembled into three parts for easy transportation. It's recommended to pair this with a keyboard rather than trying to type on your laptop directly while in the stand!

    Promising reviews: "This has helped my neck pain and workflow. I'm used to working in an office with monitors and this made a big difference in my work from home experience by putting my screen at a comfortable eye level. The material is good quality, feels sturdy, and was simple to assemble. It comes in three pieces and is intuitive to put together without looking at directions. There are pads on the top to keep your laptop from sliding. I'm using it with a 15-inch laptop and it's a good fit. I did get a wireless keyboard to use with it, which I would recommend. If you were to try to type on your laptop keyboard with this, it would be uncomfortable. I bought it for the ergonomics, but as a bonus I am liking how it helps me keep my desk organized with the extra space beneath. Great product!" —M

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in 10 colors).

    10. A pack of adhesive cable clips that'll straighten out that mess of cords tangled behind your computer that you've been trying very hard not to think about. These come with adhesive to secure them to your desk, making installation easy as pie.

    A review photo of three cable clips stuck to the top of a desk with three different cords stuck inside to keep them from slipping behind the desk
    A reviewer photo of three cable clips stuck to the side of a surface with three different charging cables secured inside to keep the cords from falling

    Promising review: "Fixes a problem I didn't know how to fix! Keeps cords where I want them and prevents them from falling behind my nightstand. Especially helpful with working from home. Get them! You won't be disappointed." —Ally

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.97.