10 Useful Desk Organization Ideas For The Ultimate Modern Office

This guest post was written by Elise Armitage

Is your work station cluttered? I’ve scoured the internet and found some of the best simple and cute DIY projects to get your desk organized so you can be more productive. Let me know if you try any of these! Enjoy!

How to create an organized desk in a modern home office.

1. Make a DIY bulletin board using cork tiles and pushpins 

Stick cork tiles to the inside of a shelf. This way, you can clear those papers out of your way and tack them up so you can look at them whenever you need to.

mywebroom desk organization DIY bulletin board

Image via: The Simple Proof


2. Contain your cords with a kitchen basket 

By doing this, you avoid stepping on your cords and can keep them organized. Plus, it hides the cords so that your workspace looks cleaner! 

mywebroom blog desk organization cords in kitchen basket


3. Repurpose an old window into an organizer 

This is the perfect way to both organize and decorate your workspace. Hang photos, jewelry, or keys!

mywebroom blog desk organization repurpose an old window organizer

Image via: My So Called Crafty Life


4. Add envelopes to notebooks to create fun, colorful pockets: Store receipts, notes, and business cards in them!

mywebroom blog desktop organization envelopes

Image via: Martha Stewart


5. Get mobile with a tray

Need some sunshine and fresh air while you work? Get a desktop tray, which allows you to move your work with you.

mywebroom blog desk organization desktop tray

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6. Make cute homemade pen holders

Upcycle glass mason jars by painting them and using them to store pens and pencils. Pastel colors like these cool blue and green shades can give your office space a calm vibe, too.

mywebroom blog desk organization upcycle mason jars

Image via: Kootut Murut


7. Make your own paint chip memo board

Snag some colorful paint chips from Home Depot. Use these to write down your to-dos for the week, goals, or other important notes for yourself.

mywebroom blog desk organization paint chip memo board

Image via: Burlap and Lace


8. Make an erase board/desktop tray combo

All you need is a photo frame, some cute paper for the background, and a dry erase marker! Use it for reminders as well as to keep things in place.

mywebroom blog desk organization DIY erase board and desktop tray

Image via: Top Inspired


9. Buy one of these drink holders

You never have to worry about spilling coffee all over your desk again! The cup holder can also double as a storage container for small office items.

mywebroom blog desktop organization cup holder

Image via: Cool Things


10. Attach clipboards to the wall to save space and attach loose papers 

Use fun, bright paper that coordinates nicely with the colors in your workplace.

mywebroom blog desk organization clipboard

Image via: Martha Stewart


For more desktop organization ideas, check out the DIY feed in your room!



Elise Armitage is a fashion and lifestyle blogger based in beautiful San Francisco. When she’s not planning events for Google, you can find her brunching with friends, styling photoshoots for her blog www.w-t-fab.com, or exploring different parts of the city with her husband.

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Make a DIY bulletin board using cork tiles and pushpins

Contain your cords with a kitchen basket

Repurpose an old window into an organizer

Add envelopes to notebooks to create fun, colorful pockets

Get mobile with a tray

Make cute homemade pen holders

Make your own paint chip memo board

Make an erase board/desktop tray combo

Buy one of these drink holders

Attach clipboards to the wall to save space and attach loose papers

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