If there is a room in the house that can get messy quickly, it is the home office. It is a magnet for all kinds of documents, even in the digital age. Electronic devices and cables may end up accumulating in heaps. Books can be scattered in piles. In general, many home work spaces may need help with home office organization.
Fortunately, there are many ways to organize a home office that are functional and elegant. From complete wall organization options to small ways of keeping drawers tidy to complete organizational systems, read on to learn how to finally get that home office in shape.
The photo above shows a complete desk and an organizational system that can be added to the walls using vertical metal bars. A great idea of this system is the floating cubicles on the desk. Piles of papers are usually the first thing that accumulates around an office. Therefore, cubicles are a great way to have a place for all those piles of paper, while you can label what each cubicle contains. And having a system where the cubicles are on the wall means more usable desk space. If you have problems with random paper stacks, this is for you.
Complete wall shelf for home office organization
Another way to finally organize that home office is to look for complete wall shelving systems such as the office area in the photo above. This allows you to keep everything off the floor, which can be a problem for many office areas. Without complete wall shelves, it is tempting to organize things on floor piles and pretend that this is a functional level of organization.
With full wall shelves, you can also organize things in folders more easily. And it is a great option if you have many books that need to be organized. Also, leaving aside the computer means that things are easy to find at a glance while working.
When organizing, it is easy to forget the drawer space. As the drawers slide in, they offer an illusion of organization from the outside, even if there is absolutely nothing organized or easy to find inside them.
The small containers that fit in the drawers are a solid way to finally keep everything in place. Gone are the days when I had to flip an entire messy drawer looking for the batteries. These are also an economic way to finally feel that your life has some order. They are an especially good way to organize multiple types of writing implements, as the photo above shows.
Often overlooked as a cheap outlet, plastic containers can be a great way to organize the home office. Containers with sliding drawers can be stacked on top of each other to create as much storage as necessary. Larger containers fit well under the desk and table spaces. And smaller and more transparent containers are a good way to see what’s in each container.
The photo above shows that you can stock up on plastic containers without sacrificing style. White and clear containers actually create a clean aesthetic in a room with an already clear color scheme. A creative lamp, carpet and tapestry help add a touch of style to the space.
Complete organizational systems
Then there are the complete options ready to use. The previous home office organization system comes from The Container Store. The complete design of shelves and drawers is mounted on the wall through a horizontal top track.
A clean and white design like this also adapts functionally to almost any home style. As it organizes everything against the wall, it is a good option for narrower spaces. The open shelving design also means that you can find everything you need at any time.
This particular model is made of steel construction with epoxy binder. It is made for a 124-inch wide wall space, but a solution for different spaces can be found.
Think of the compartmentalization
Another option is to look for spaces that have different work stations, as in the photo above. A design like this can work well if you run a home-based business where you have employees entering your home office. In that case, you’ll want to find desktop designs with multiple workspaces. That way, everyone has their own space and can have their desk as they wish.