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Home Office Organization Ideas

We planned to sell our house this past spring but the virus had other plans for us. In preparation, to sell the house we removed lots of items from the office (4th bedroom) so buyers could see the space like a bedroom too. However, since our situation has change I started looking for home office organization ideas.

I had a difficult time using the office space without the necessary storage. It was inefficient at best. To further complicate things both of our children are sharing the space with me. Our daughter, Olivia, is a blogger too and she needs a space to be creative.

Our son, Sean, is taking his classes online so he is sharing the space too. It is a small bedroom that has to work hard to accommodate all our needs.

DIY Desk Tray

DIY Desk Tray

Olivia made the gorgeous tray on her drafting table and it says it all. Living and working in this messy unorganized space has been stressful and I am ready for a change.

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Before office organization

Before office organization

Looking at this before photo you see the number one problem I had in this office. Working file storage was nill.

At the end of this post, I have included some organizational inspiration and ideas for other areas in your home so be sure to visit everyone’s blog.

Office Organization

Home Office Organization Supplies:

Find my office organization must-haves HERE! 

The shelf above my desk I used as a message board.  I ordered two corkboards for the office.

Disorganized desk area

Disorganized desk area

Message center organization

I needed a simple old-school message and note organization solution, therefore, I ordered a couple of corkboards and some fun push pins.

Cork boards with push pins

Corkboards with push pins

Corkboard with clothes pin push pins installed within an arm's reach

Corkboard with clothespin push pins installed within an arm’s reach

The cute flower pots my daughter made you can see how HERE.

The old note area is now a fun and cheery spot

The old note area is now a fun and cheery spot

File holders and eyeglass keeper

File holders and eyeglass keeper

Just for fun, I ordered these cute little eyeglasses, phone, and pencil holders for myself and my daughter.

Wall File Storage

In the photo below you can see another area that was underutilized.

Wall space not being utilized for organization

Wall space not being utilized for organization

Remember those working files that needed a home?

Working files

Working files

These wall-mounted file holders make finding files easy.

Wall mounted file holders

Wall-mounted file holders

The adorable sign my son made years ago and this looked like the perfect place to finally hang it up. The folders are waiting to be filled and the Cricut mat holder my husband made.

Wall-mounted file holder and DIY Cricut mat hanger

Wall-mounted file holder and DIY Cricut mat hanger

Printer Storage and Paper Organization

We ran an electrical line into the closet to move the printer into it for selling the house. It has been very inconvenient having to stand sideways in the small closet to use the printer.

Before with printer in the closet

Before with printer in the closet

We ran an electrical line into the closet to move the printer into it for selling the house. It has been very inconvenient having to stand sideways in the small closet to use the printer.

Before organizing my son's desk

Before organizing my son’s desk

The filing cabinets that are part of my son’s desk are full of files, but no room is available for new folders. He has to store his books and papers on his desk and floor. The photo below shows the area next to his desk.

The rolling cart is full of papers and file folders that need a home. This is another underutilized area.

Therefore, I decided to build a shelf for the computer stand and add a higher electrical outlet to easily access it.

Shelf before office organization

Shelf before office organization

The open shelves have old mismatched binders, magazines, and patterns that need to be organized.

Organized storage shelves

Organized office storage shelves

These magazine holders are a great storage solution for magazines, folders, catalogs, paint fan decks. Since we don’t have room for storage cabinets we have to store everything neatly.

Magazine holders

Magazine holders

New matching binders to organize papers

New matching binders to organize papers

Extra wide dividers for binders

Extra-wide dividers for binders

Labels and pens for organizing

Office supplies for organizing – Labels and pens

Plastic containers for office organizing

Plastic containers for office organizing

The paper sorter required some assembly

The paper sorter required some assembly

Paper sorter ready to use

Paper sorter ready to use

Olivia's drafting table before organization

Olivia’s drafting table before the organization

This work space was a catch-all for any and everything. The pegboard was disorganized too.

Pegboard and drafting table after organization

Pegboard and drafting table after the organization

Having a place for everything is going to help us to stay organized. It will also make everything easier to find.

Pegboard organized with crafting items

Pegboard organized with crafting items

My son's deck area is organized and ready for another week of school

My son’s deck area is organized and ready for another week of school – no more sticky notes on his shelf

Kippi at Home is ready for a new week

Kippi at Home is ready for a new week

Organized desk

Desk space organized

More Home Organization

My friend Chas shares how she easily organizes closets so she can find everything in a flash. Chas shares all her amazing organizing tips.

How To Organize A Closet With These Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

How To Organize A Closet With These Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

Tarah from Grandma’s Home DIY has been working hard on updating her home. Her latest project was organizing this small bathroom.

Bedroom Organization Grandma's House DIY

Bedroom Organization Grandma’s House DIY

Mary at Life at Bella Terra has been busy organizing odd-shaped closet space. She shares how to get the most out of the space.

Utilizing odd-shaped closets

Utilizing odd-shaped closets

I am really motivated to get my bathroom storage organized and Niky from The House on Silverado shows us how.

Bathroom Organization

Bathroom Organization

Cynthia has made doing laundry easier with her laundry closet organizer. See how she did it here.

Laundry Closet Makeover on Create With Cynthia

Laundry Closet Makeover on Create With Cynthia

Kristen from White Arrows Home shares how she utilities her closet space for multiple items.

Closet Makeover White Arrows Home

Closet Makeover White Arrows Home

Sweater storage is an important part of our winter clothes storage. Andrea guides us through her best methods for sweater storage.

sweater storage

sweater storage

 

I hope you found some organization inspiration!

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See you soon,

Kippi

 

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Creatively+Beth

Wednesday 16th of September 2020

Your organizing tips and tricks are amazing! I'd love for you to share over at our weekly Wednesday Crafts Linky Party https://creativelybeth.com/creative-crafts-linky-party-7-join-in-the-fun/ Have a great week! Creatively, Beth

Katherines Corner

Friday 11th of September 2020

Getting organized always makes everything seem so new and fresh, and you did an amazing job, pinned! I am actually in the middle of a much needed organization of my art room. I'm a bad blogger though, I didn't take any before photos, LOL. I don't have plans to write about it. I think I've done too many on my art room. Biggest hugs! K

Crissy

Wednesday 9th of September 2020

Wow, great post, Kippi! There are so many great organizational ideas in here. Pinning!

Cynthia

Monday 7th of September 2020

Your new office looks so great. I love all those old cameras you are showing of as well. So fun hopping with you.

Kiki

Monday 7th of September 2020

My craftroom/office is a disaster , I’ve been putting off getting it organized because I just didn’t know where to start! Thanks for the great tips and links.

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