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3 ways to organize your desk

14-Jul-2017
In need of a desk refresh? Whether it’s back-to-school time or just time to start fresh, check out our desk organization ideas. Boxes, magnets and shelves can help keep your desk clean, so your mind’s clear and ready to work.
A white desk showing clean desk ideas like a letter tray for papers and tablets, boxes for storage and cord control and a glass vase for pens
An organized study area for a child that uses a white and green PÅHL desk, a desk shelf unit and see-through boxes with lids to easily store small stuff
An organized study area for a child that uses a white and green PÅHL desk, a desk shelf unit and see-through boxes with lids to easily store small stuff
1. Maximise space. Use add-on shelves or a hutch for display, storage and a clearer worktop. If there’s room in the desk’s legs, use it! Mix stackable, see-through boxes with lids for easy-to-lose tiny things, and sturdy paper boxes for bigger stuff. Bonus: This child’s desk actually adjusts to adult height.
Desk organisation ideas like drawer inserts, magnetic containers and a painted wall calendar shown in and above a grey desk with two drawers
Desk organisation ideas like drawer inserts, magnetic containers and a painted wall calendar shown in and above a grey desk with two drawers
2. Separate essentials. Put an insert in your desk drawer and sort your supplies once and for all. A magnetic knife rack and containers creates out-of-the-way homes for your phone charger and earbuds. A DIY calendar with blackboard paint and tape gives your to-do list front-and-center space.
An organised desk without drawers in white and light wood with a shelf above it and lots of boxes, jars and vases for storage
An organised desk without drawers in white and light wood with a shelf above it and lots of boxes, jars and vases for storage
3. Go overboard. Create space to contain everything by surrounding your desk with shelves. Use solid-coloured, matching boxes to hide things away. Glass vases and jars can show off a few lovelies. Add in accessories, like a letter tray, to sort your papers and hold your tablet.
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MADE BY
Interior designer: Carine de Mol
Photographer: Daniel Wester
Writer: Marissa Frayer