9 Desk Organizers That Will Instantly Improve Your Work-From-Home Setup

See our favorite storage solutions, from desk risers to customizable wall calendars and bookshelves, and get fresh ideas for arranging your home office.

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January 14, 2021

I'm a firm believer that a neat desk can make the difference between an unproductive workday and a successful one. Instead of wasting time searching for that pen you swear you just had or looking for a sticky note with the details of an upcoming appointment, you can find things easily and complete the task at hand. (And return to a stress-relieving, clutter-free workstation in the morning.)

So, to help you start the new year off on the right foot, I've rounded up nine of the best desk organizers for every need and budget. Check them out below and cross one more thing off your to-do list. You're welcome!

Arrange your office supplies exactly to your liking and add an enviable, artisanal touch to your desk with this glazed-stoneware organizer. The expertly crafted five-piece set features four storage cups that you can move around, plus a tray to serve as their "home base" at the end of the day.

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Design lovers will definitely want to get their hands on this S-shaped computer stand. Crafted from beautiful ash wood, the desk riser features six seamlessly incorporated compartments for your keyboard, notepads, pencils, etc. What's more, it lifts your monitor to a comfortable height and helps reduce neck and eye strain.

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You'll feel like the CEO of Getting Things Done with this pretty acrylic organizer in your arsenal. Four slots put all the essentials — envelopes, folders and writing utensils — in one place and make it easy to stay organized, focused and productive throughout the day.

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Prop up your computer, planner and more in a sleek, editorial-style fashion with this desktop file sorter. The gold surface is electroplated to make it decorative and anticorrosive, so it'll last for years to come, with nine slots for all of your items.

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For an organized desktop and a fun pop of color, look no further than this desk riser. The metal stand boasts a pull-out drawer for documents, space for a keyboard and side compartments for your phone, notecards, pens, etc. Plus, it's available in five bright colors, including Turquoise.

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Here's an easy and eye-catching way to maximize your workspace: Mount your calendar and desk accessories to the wall in the form of this acrylic catch-all. You'll love how the weekly overview helps you keep track of upcoming appointments and deadlines, while the blocks below (sold separately) can be customized for pens, scissors, etc.

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Move your mainstays — like your phone and planner — out of the way while you work with this innovative desk riser. The base is crafted from sturdy aluminum, so it's suitable for laptops and large monitors alike, and it features an integrated shelf for extra storage. It's one of our favorite no-fuss options.

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As author William Golding once said, "The greatest ideas are often the simplest." Significantly cut down on clutter by snagging a set of these multi-purpose, concrete pencil holders. You can store pens on the pink side, pencils on the red, and display a few design books or reference texts between them.

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Whether you're working alone or have two kids sharing the same desk, you'll get great use out of this expandable organizer. Five large central compartments can be used to file papers or hold books and supplies, but the best part is that the unit itself can pivot and convert into a divider.

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