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Home Office Storage Ideas

This year has been a year loaded with challenges, to say the least. One of those challenges was setting up a home office space. We needed our office space to accommodate three people.

Before the virus, I was using an extra bedroom as my office space, and it was the perfect size for my needs. Then overnight, we needed an office/school space for both of our children too. Since our home did not get any larger, I had to scale back my space, cut the clutter, and optimize every storage space inch. You can see the photos of the office before I organized it HERE.

 

Pegboard wall storage and drafting table after the organization

Pegboard wall storage and drafting table after the organization

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Home Office Storage Solution

Find my office organization must-haves HERE! 

Office Space Declutter

It was not easy trying to decide what to keep and what to donate, but I asked myself if I used the item in the last 12 months. If not, it donated it.

Before I could start to devise a storage plan, I had to cut the clutter. I have been reading “Cleaning Up the Clutter” to guide me about decluttering my office and home.

Declutter Book

Declutter Book

 

 

File Storage Ideas

To maximize your storage space, you can use verticle storage, a desk made with filing drawers, over desk storage, shelving, baskets, and bins.

For my working files, I ordered this rolling file holder.

To store notes and phone messages I use note journals with repositionable tabs. This keeps my office space tidy (no more sticky notes pasted up everywhere).

Note storage

Note storage

I use a planner to store all my appointments and scheduled events.

Fun Planner to store appointments

Fun Planner to store appointments

Paper Storage Ideas

For storing papers I use on a regular basis I like to use 3-ring binders with extra-wide dividers.

File storage binder

Paper storage binder

Keeping track of weekly tasks I like to use a weekly to-do list for planning.

Weekly to do list

Weekly to-do list

Desk Storage

For my son’s desk, we decided to use two filing cabinets with a top between them to replace my four-drawer filing cabinet like this filing cabinet.

Tip: remove the wheels when using the cabinets for a desk. Choose a filing cabinet with a small third drawer for a desk drawer.

DIY Filing cabinet desk

DIY Filing cabinet desk

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

Cord Storage

Since we all have multiple devices on our desk; computers, headphones, and lamps we needed a solution for corraling our cords.

This is the best office cord storage solution I have found.

 

Closet Storage

This bedroom only had a small closet, therefore I had to organize the items to be stored to maximize the storage area.

Office Closet Storage Ideas

Office Closet Storage Ideas

The closet has two doors thus they provided a place for two over-the-door storage organizers (I used these).

To store loose craft items I used clear plastic bins and plastic drawers.

 

Wall Storage Ideas

To utilize our office walls for storage I designed a pegboard and my husband build it and installed it over our daughter’s drafting table.

I ordered some pegboard baskets, hooks, and some buckets.

Wall storage

Wall storage

More Office Storage Ideas

I have joined some amazing bloggers to share more office ideas.

 

My friend, Niky, over at The House on Silverado, shares her Home Office Makeover.

Home Office Makeover

Home Office Makeover

Mary, from Life at Bella Terra, shares her Home Office Space.

Home Office Space

Home Office Space

Kids need an “office too” therefore, Kristin from White Arrows Home shares how to Set Up a Workspace for Kids.

Workspace for Kids

Workspace for Kids

The best way to keep everyone’s schedules and events coordinated are to use a Command Center. Amy, from Health, Home, and Heart, shares how she created one to keep her family organized.

Command Center

Command Center

My friend, Chas, shares her DIY to tame office supplies over at Chas’s Crazy Creations.

 

Tarah, from Grandmas House DIY, shares her best Small Office Tips.

Best small office tips

Best small office tips

Rugs are an important part of any space; they add cozy warmth—Andrea from Design Morsels shares all her best Office Rug Ideas.

Home Office Rugs

Home Office Rugs

I hope you found some organization inspiration!

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See you soon,

Kippi

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Chas Greener

Sunday 1st of November 2020

Your office looks amazing Kippi and these are wonderful storage ideas. Thanks for sharing and wonderful hopping with you

Amy

Sunday 1st of November 2020

So many great idea, Kippi! I need to check out that book about decluttering. I love finding new ideas for how to cut the clutter - it's a never ending battle at my house. I also need to check out that cord storage solution for my husband's office! Thanks for all of the inspiration!

Kippi

Sunday 1st of November 2020

Thank you for your visit today. The decluttering book is really an inspiration for cutter bugs like me. I hope you enjoy it too. Have a great week. Hugs, Kippi

Kristin

Sunday 1st of November 2020

This turned out so great Kippi! I love all the solutions you gave and the inspo for a beautiful space.I love the shelf of cameras! I collect old cameras and love this idea to show them off!

Kippi

Sunday 1st of November 2020

Thank you so much for your visit. Decorating with vintage cameras is so much fun. Have a great week. Hugs, Kippi

Andrea

Sunday 1st of November 2020

Thanks for the great tips on home office organization. I haven't been able to figure out what to do with mine, which is the kitchen table when I'm at home working. I think your rolling files might be a good solution. I could roll all my junk off site when we eat. I like the peg board too. Where to start first?

Kippi

Sunday 1st of November 2020

I am so happy you found some ideas for office files. Have a beautiful day. Hugs, Kippi

Niky

Sunday 1st of November 2020

Great ideas for office organization, Kippi! I need to check out that cord storage box! Fun "hopping" with you again! -Niky @ The House on Silverado

Kippi

Sunday 1st of November 2020

Thank you so much for stopping by. I really enjoyed getting my office organized, and our blog hop family inspiration.

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