Selecting the Best Desk Organizer for Your Home Office

Daniel Wellington

If you find yourself still working from home this year, you are probably still trying to set up a home office. When it comes to selecting storage and accessories for your home office, you’ll want to ensure you have enough drawers and compartments to add all of your stationery and accessories you need easy access to each day. Your office should be as free from clutter as possible, which will help you to enjoy a stress-free working experience each day. By choosing a desk organizer to place on your desk, you’ll find that you enjoy a welcoming working environment to help you focus on the task at hand each day.

How Much Space Do You Have on Your Desk?

When comparing the desk organizer options on offer today, you’ll want to consider the size of your desk and office. If you only have a small desk, stick with a small stationery organizer that will only take up a small corner of your desk. For anyone who is lucky enough to have a large home office with plenty of surfaces you can fill with accessories, you’ll be able to enjoy a wide range of accessories to improve your office organization. We recommend keeping your office accessories to the minimum you possibly need, as you don’t want an office that’s stacked high with organizers and drawers that make it impossible to set up your laptop or other technical equipment you use every day. 

What Do You Need to Store in Your Desk Organizer?

For many of us today, we rely on the internet to store most of the items we need to work each day. However, it’s likely that you have important paperwork you need to have easy access to, as well as technical accessories and stationery you may need to use during your working day. Before you purchase your desk organizer, lay out everything you need to store in your organizer so you have a good idea if it will fit in the one you are thinking of purchasing. Don’t try and cram too much in a small organizer, as you may find it is impossible to get things out or find an essential piece of paperwork in a rush. 

Your Office Design

If you’ve recently started to redecorate and organize your home office, consider if there is a certain design and style you are going for. When you are following a particular color scheme, you’ll want to stick with this when you add accessories to your office in the future. Your office design should be minimal and comforting so that you create a pleasant place to work each day. If you are going to be working from home for the foreseeable future, you’ll want to ensure you create an office environment that you don’t dread working in each day. It’s well worth investing in office storage and organizers at this stage if you feel you are going to be working from home for many more years, as this will become the place in your home you spend the most time each day.

Working With Your Budget

When it comes to decorating your office, it’s likely to be a question of how much you have to spend on your office when it comes to selecting your organizers. You don’t have to spend a fortune to change the atmosphere of your home office completely, and instead, you can just work with the budget you have. If working from home has come out of the blue for you and office redecorating isn’t in your budget, stick to cheap organizers that you’ll get plenty of use from until you are ready to upgrade to something else in the future.

The Color and Style of the Desk Organizer

Finally, when it comes to choosing a new desk organizer, you likely have a color and style you’ll prefer. We usually recommend clear filing drawers, as it makes it easier to see what’s inside the drawers when you need to find something in the middle of a busy day at work. However, if you don’t think you’ll keep the drawers very tidy, you may want ones made from a solid color, as you’ll be able to hide all of the clutter that you are hiding in the drawers. The number of drawers you need will also impact the design, and you’ll find that this will be dependent on the number of belongings you have to place in the drawers. If you prefer a lower set of drawers, consider opting to buy two or more sets instead of one very tall one that may look a little too high for a smaller desk.

Your desk sets the tone for your working day, which is why we always recommend that you follow the advice above to pick out a useful set of drawers that will improve the look of your home office. You’ll find that when your office and desk are free from clutter, you enjoy a more productive and energized working day, as you won’t feel stressed about the mess around you. If you are going to be working from home for the next few months, put a little money aside to improve your home office and you’ll find that you no longer dread going to work each morning.