Jun 13, 2023
11 Best Desk Organizers for Home 2022
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Give your random stuff a place to go.
If you're going to spend all of your time at your desk, it's high time you had a setup that was at least nice to look at. Better yet, a setup that is functional, too, and gives your space the ultimate organizational technique, which is that everything in your home now has a place. That means no stray cords, pens, or paper clips. A desk organizer helps get all that random stuff off of your work area and into designated places.
Depending on what clutters up your desk the most, there's an organizer to fit your needs. Some are simple with just a little valet tray and a pen or pencil holder, just enough to give your writing utensils a place to go without doing any major storage overall. There are ones with drawers to keep sticky notes hidden, and paper trays to keep all of your analogue work in a single and cohesive space. In 2022, there's no reason for messy papers in any part of the house.
There are some easy, budget ones that are no-brainer options. Just stick it on an empty corner of your desk and call it a day. If you'd rather upgrade to something fancier, though, opt for a beautifully constructed wooden one instead. You can't go wrong at some of our favorite interior decor and organization shops like Konmari, West Elm, and Yamazaki. Shop 11 of the best desktop organizers starting here.
Bespoke Post's tightly curated home options mean that there are a few items that do their jobs exceedingly well, like this walnut desk organizer. The little groove are great for doing the catching part of a catchall, for pens, pencils, and loose AirPods.
If you work on both a monitor and laptop, then a riser can be used to prop up your laptop for viewing. The best part is this multi-functional organizer can be used in other parts of the house when you're not working. Real bang for your buck here.
If you tend to have notebooks or other rectangular-shaped items piling up on your desk, this acrylic file holder is a great way to keep them organized without having to think too much about it.
Why is Yamazaki so good at redesigning the smallest home stuff? We don't know, but we love it. The smart, minimal designs work in every space, for example, this adjustable desk organizer is a stylish and functional winner.
The dividers on this classic desk organizer make it easy for you to see what exactly you're storing in it.
If ever you don't know where to start on getting organized, anything at the Container Store is a pretty good bet. Poppin's organization stuff is simple and functional. Buy yourself a desk organization starter pack and call it a day.
Konmari of, yes, Konmari organizing fame, has a whole shop dedicated to items that make getting and staying organized easy. This beautiful wood piece doubles as organization and a monitor stand.
Sometimes you just need something that gets your keys and random pens off the middle of your desk. This little tray does just that.
If you hate actually looking at the things you're storing—like random sticky notes or paper clips—this bamboo desk organizer has storage drawers for hiding those things. Some reviews say the drawers don't run super smoothly, but such is the life for something $35.
Count on Pottery Barn to make a desktop organizer something of a style piece, too. This wooden organizer comes in black and white, and it has multiple slots for storing (and seeing) all of your goods.
Because your books deserve a spot too, and we think a staring role spot. These bookends are both fun and functional.
Christine Flammia writes about style, grooming, and more; she is the former associate style editor of Esquire and is currently pursuing a PhD in communications at Columbia.
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