Tips to Efficiently Organize Your Desk Drawers

There are lots of different small things that need to be stored in a home office or any other kind of office for that matter. Drawers are very practical. You can fit lots of items in them and they remain hidden and safe. But what about the clutter inside? How do you deal with that? It takes forever to find the item you need in a drawer full of tiny things rolling around. The solution? Keep the drawers clean and organized using these tips.

Divide a large drawer using bins.

Get a bunch of storage bins of different sizes and use them to divide the space inside a large drawer. Put your tape in one bin, the paper clips in another, sticky notes in another and so on. The drawer will be beautifully organized and it’s a lot easier to find the thing you need this way.{found on iheartplanners}.

Use trays of different sizes.

A similar idea is to use trays. You can find them in all shapes and sizes. Combine them like in a puzzle and organize all the little items in your office drawers. You could also just as well use cardboard boxes but they’d have to be the same size.

Keep all the papers in one place.

Papers and documents contribute the most to the clutter inside your desk drawers. Keep them all nice and organized either in a large envelop, in a folder or dedicate a separate drawer to them.

Only use the drawers for frequently used items.

Try to only store the items you frequently use in the drawers. If you combine them with items you rarely use then it will all become a mess. Drawers are easily accessible so they are perfect for storing things like pens, paper clips, markers, etc.

Each drawer with a different function.

Try to designate a function for each drawer of your desk. For example, the top drawer can be for scissors, tape, paper clips, pens and other similar items, the one below can be for notebooks, papers, etc. and another for toiletries such as tissues, band aids and other things.{found on modishandmain}.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on February 7th, 2011


About us is a website that offers you the latest and greatest news/articles/features in architecture, interior design and furniture.Since we launched we collected more than 10,000 unique articles with more than 60,000 pictures & ideas...

Homedit is not a retail shop, nor do we sell anything from this website. We try to direct you to a website with every post, so that you can inquire directly.... read more.


Submit a design

We are interested in interior design , architecture, furniture and lighting, but it can be anything, as long as it's about home.

Email to stefan.lucian{at} with the following info:

  • A brief description 200 words or more
  • A link to a website is always good
  • Email as many large photos as you have