Asked on Jan 18, 2017

Help me de-clutter my desk, please!

Hillela G.
by Hillela G.
I always have so much clutter on my deskicon
I know that I focus better when everything is organized and in its rightful place.
Creative Hometalkers- What do you suggest for a DIY desk organizer?
Thank you!!!
q help me de clutter my desk please, organizing, painted furniture
  12 answers
  • Kelly Fleming Smith Kelly Fleming Smith on Jan 18, 2017
    I recently reorganized my sewing "desk" area. Maybe some of my ideas will give you some inspiration:

  • Eloise Eloise on Jan 18, 2017
    A search of Hometalk brought up many soutions.

  • Jan Koelsch Jan Koelsch on Jan 18, 2017
    One of the things that simply bugs me is cables from the computer in a hodge podge...not being able to tell which cord goes where. So I use the clips on bread bags. I make a label w/label maker. The labeled clip attaches perfectly on the cord. Generally will not fall off. Simple, cheat and easy.

    • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 22, 2017
      Oooh great idea, that's half the clutter that I'm dealing with. thanks!!

  • Trudy Trudy on Jan 18, 2017
    I bought a basket at Goodwill and then put toilet paper tubes inside to corral like items. Pencils in one, pens in another, sharpies in another, etc. Cheap, easy and doesn't take up much space. Because they are all together it is easy to reach everything and heavy enough that it doesn't tip over.

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jan 18, 2017
    Chances are, you are beyond help.. Be practical, you won't change your work habits much, but if you can put your clutter to the side, it will help. Side table or storage organizer.. but your desk top?.. beyond help. And you know it!

    • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 22, 2017
      Thanks John, I think I can tackle it with the help of this creative Community!

  • Lynda Dexter Lynda Dexter on Jan 19, 2017
    I made an easy storage container by finding a lazy susan at a thrift store. I saved several can of varying heights. From tuna can on up. wrap with decorative paper and glue down the cans with tallest in the middle and shortest on the outside edge. It works great for string all your odds and ends, pencils, markers etc etc.

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Jan 21, 2017
    I saw on this site how a diyselfer used kleenex boxes she covered on paper and she uses them. I liked idea I'm grabbing any box so I can do the same thing I even saw our packaged oatmeal box and figured great place for envelopes. I don't use table for work just crafting so my table has no drawers and I'm tired of scattered scissors and pens and glue dots and tape scattered about. To much stimulation to focus on project so it makes me uncreative and already have that gene missing from DNA. I'm so knew at this but wonderful site. Good luck!

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 22, 2017
    Thank you! !THat's a great idea!

  • 512181 512181 on Jan 22, 2017
    If you live near an Ikea, look in the kitchen storage section up near the kitchen cabinets. They have a some rails that you can hang hooks on, baskets, and other organizing items. We did this in my daughter's office and it looks nice.

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jan 22, 2017
    I'm starting to realize that if it looks good/elegant/glam, it is easier to maintain. Hit the $ store for pretty vases/glasses (for pencils etc.) Buy some spray paint and sparkles (if that is your thing). Buy some pretty boxes from HomeGoods, or wrap some recycled boxes in pretty paper (or spray paint). You could also get a few baskets. Spoil yourself with some nice things and you'll want to do for me...slowly but surely. I am inspired by At Home with Nikki , her space is beautiful and organized.

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Oct 01, 2022

    I have several organizing posts that might help you