Home Office Organization Tips

Let's say you already have your office space decked out in your home. But is it organized efficiently?

How about some innovative ways to repurpose as well?

Go vertical. It will save you a lot of space elsewhere.

This chest could be a coffee table most of the time, and use it to store important files at the same time.

Save those toilet paper rolls. They can help you organize.

Muffin tins can be used outside of the kitchen. They make nice little dividers for the little things in your desk drawer.

Hide the printer away, yet still have it close at hand.

Don't toss the breath mint or throat losenge boxes. Decorate them and keep your business cards inside.

Buy inexpensive empty paint cans at the hardware store and use them for storage.

A toothbrush holder can also double as a pen or pencil holder.

Get stylish with magnets.

And here's what to do with unsightly cords. Thread them through a hole in the desk. And attach the power surger to the bottom of the desk. No more cords!

Have you got any organizational tips for home office spaces?

You can visit my Home Office Organization board here.


  1. Wow, Brenda. This makes my home office look really bad, lol!

  2. Marking those cords with tags is so smart! All those wires are my worst problem. So nice to have a compliment from you about my photos! Good to know you came by. Happy Sunday!

  3. Marking those cords with tags is so smart! All those wires are my worst problem. So nice to have a compliment from you about my photos! Good to know you came by. Happy Sunday!

  4. Great ideas. Storage is so vital to a working office.

  5. Brenda, all of these are great ideas. I especially like the chest/file cabinet...and the hidden printer! The wall file system is great...except mine would probably be messy! Ha. Sheila

  6. I love every single one of these ideas!! And that's rare, because so many times the ideas are impractical or very expensive or hard to find. These are all attainable and great!! Thanks, Brenda!!!

  7. I need to work on this so badly! I could at least do the toilet paper rolls for pens and pencils and markers.


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  9. Great inspiration! I found many ideas that will help me organize my small space

  10. These are neat tips, Brenda. I redid our very small office last spring and since hubby uses it 98% of the time, it's very hard to keep organized because he's nuts. I don't mind going in and sorting his papers into some general order but what to do with them...I have minimal space, especially on the walls. Not sure what to do except get a paper shredder and threaten him with it! lol!

    Jane x

  11. Love those file holders hanging on the wall!!!

  12. Great ideas....thanks so much. Maybe I will start to organize my desk "mess".

  13. I thought I was pretty organized until I saw all these clever organizing ideas! Can't wait to try a few. Would really love a hide-away printer! Thanks for another very helpful post...

  14. I love seeing little organizational tips like this! That toilet paper roll one was super clever!

  15. I love that cord tagging idea and I've actually taken an old trunk and turned it into a filling cabinet. Love it and allowed me to simplify. My office is off our living space so the no file look is perfect and gives the room a warmer feel Great ideas!

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  16. Brenda, thank you so much for sharing these tips. I am really struggling right now with trying to get my little "home office nook" pulled together so that it doesn't look like an office. I need it to be functional and pretty, with my goal leaning more towards pretty and clutter-free! :-)


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