Office Organization Ideas for Disaster-Zone Desks
For Key Chains, Scissors, Rolls of Tape, and More
This sturdy pegboard -- in decidedly modern, sleek gray -- becomes the perfect base for neon Plexiglas sheets and pegs, which help to store small papers and knickknacks. The best part is that it is customizable to your clutter needs.
For Pins and Tacks
Stepping on a tack that haphazardly rolled onto the floor is the worst. As a solution, a vintage soap dish can be repurposed into a holder for these tiny bits and affixed to the bottom of the bulletin board where you use them.
For Pens and Pencils
Your vintage treasures are not simply clutter -- they're secret organizers. See how we used a ceramic frog and the steel version of a needle mountain for holding small desktop tools and materials.
For Your Personal Library
A floor-to-ceiling library is impressive, but not exactly practical. Low-rise bookcases offer the added benefit of extra storage. Thirty-inch square bookcases are the ideal height for a desk and are the same width as a standard-size door. To give the desk a finished, cohesive look, line the back of the shelves with marbled paper (and secure it with double-sided tape).
For Other Odds and Ends
Little odds and ends pile up in the office. Vitra's iconic plastic organizer is the ultimate catchall. It's been tidying offices for decades but is tailor-made for foyers, too: The nooks and crannies will hold everything from gym locks to digicams.