Don’t store everything on the top of your desk or stuff it into a single three-level bookshelf. Psychologists tell us that the clutter this creates can decrease our productivity levels, and cause feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression.
Instead, choose one or a few of these fantastic office storage ideas that will do away with the clutter while providing you with an organized space in which everything is easy to find.
The desk you choose will make a world of difference. One smart choice is L shaped office desks, as these can be pushed into a corner. You can place a storage bin or two under the side without drawers, and the drawers on the other side can help store small items like pens, pencils, rulers, etc. out of sight.
Another option is to use a long table as a desk, such as a rectangular kitchen table. Place stackable drawers beneath to store items and limit the amount of clutter on top of the desk to the bare necessities: computer, in/out paper bin, printer, and maybe a pen cup.
You want enough shelving that you can fit your items without being stuffed. Typically, one long four or five level book shelf and a small six or nine compartment shelves is ample room.
The bookshelf can be used for books, a picture or two, and maybe your important folders if you don’t want to use a filing cabinet. Use storage bins in the compartment shelf for a neat look. Inside, you can store extra office supplies, snacks, water bottles, and other odd items.
A filing cabinet is the perfect place to store all your important paperwork folders in a neat, out-of-the-way place. It is also very easy to organize a filing cabinet, so you will always know where to find the information you need.