Enjoy a clean and organized desk with these DIY desk organizer ideas. Save money and enjoy a little creativity by making your own DIY desk organizer with items you have around the house.
Your work desk, whether it is at home or in an office is an indispensable part of your life. This is exactly where; you carry out the duties and responsibilities you are most involved in as an employed individual. This is also where the bread and butter come in. Having said that it is easy to see why keeping your work desk organized is of great importance. That’s why having a DIY desk organizer is going to be so beneficial to you.
Having a job and doing it well is not an easy task. For workaholics; there often isn’t enough hours in a day to get one’s work done. However keeping your work desk neat, tidy and organized is just not for the sake of aesthetics.
Keeping an organized work desk with DIY desk organizer ideas
An organized work desk means all your tasks and chores are prioritized. It will be easy to retrieve your work tools such as pens, pencils, and USB devices when you have a system in place.
It is easy to see how this can bring down your workload. Streamline the working process and help you to be more productive at your job are things we are always looking for. Additionally, keeping your work desk organized needn’t be a time consuming or boring job. There are multiple desk décor DIY ideas and DIY desk organizer ideas that can be quite fun to implement. Read further to know more.
For me, at home, my desk is usually piled high. I’ve got notes about blog posts, projects, and new recipes ideas I want to create. It’s important for me to keep an organized desk but mostly it seems like an impossible task. I don’t know where to put the sticky notes other than on my monitor. Having the unorganized “system”.
DIY desk organizer
I hate clutter but when it comes to my desk, that’s all I see. I do know that it’s hard to work and create when I’m surrounded by clutter. When my desk is organized it’s easier to find things and to get more done.
The biggest problem I face is, the office is usually the one room in the house that we close off whenever we have company over. Which means, most of the stuff that no one knows where it goes, ends up in the office for me to trip over.
Is it hard to make your own DIY desk organizer?
It’s not hard at all! With just a few simple supplies and some patience, you can create your own DIY desk organizer with ease. Plus, it’s really inexpensive to do as well.
What supplies do you need to create a DIY desk drawer organizer?
You actually don’t need a ton of supplies. Most items you may actually have just setting around your home, waiting to be repurposed. Read below to find out all my simple secrets about how to make your own homemade organizer for your desktop and drawers!
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DIY Desk Decor
Over the past 2 weeks, I’ve been tackling the office and I’m really excited to be sharing a few tips with you that has made it easier to keep my desk clean and clutter free. By adding a DIY desk organizer to my desk, it helped me keep my desk clear of the normal clutter that accumulates after a week of life happening.
Reasons to make DIY desk decor:
- More than just a flat surface for things to be placed on
- Fun with some colorful decor
- Organized with some creative desk organizers
So below are a few things that I’ve done to help me keep a clean and clutter-free work desk/zone.
Super Simple DIY Desk Organization Ideas
Here are just a few ways that you can organize your desk with ease!
Homemade Mouse Pad
One of the best and simplest desk DIY desk ideas is this easy to replicate a homemade mouse pad.
Supplies you need to make DIY Mouse Pad is:
- thick cardboard
- a piece of fabric with pretty patterns
- hot glue
Steps to take to make your own DIY Mouse Pad are:
- Cut cardboard down to the desired size
- Cut fabric 1 inch larger on each side than the cardboard
- Apply hot glue to the cardboard and attach the fabric
- See the tutorial in the video below
To create a mousepad that keeps your mouse in place on a smooth surface that makes your work on your computer so much more easier.
Having fun and bright colors help the work go by. Instead of having a completely white, black, or brown surface adding functional and colorful items, like a homemade mousepad, will go a long way. This is the perfect place to start for your DIY desk organizer.
Recycling Plastic Bottles
All those sodas you drink from plastic bottles needn’t have to add to your garbage footprint and neither do you need a 3rd party to do your recycling for you. Using old plastic bottles to implement DIY desk organizer ideas such as pen holders and pins and paper clip holders is a green and clean way to recycle plastic that you would normally just dispose of. In fact, it is one brilliant way to create pencils holders for your work desk.
I drink a lot of tea and I end up with tons of empty plastic bottles. These bottles were a perfect place for me to organize a very messy and unorganized tub that I had. Using my label maker and sorting the items I’m now able to find what I’m looking for.
Using the plastic bottles is probably the cheapest DIY desk organizer idea you will come by.
Something as simple as a clipboard could make for a great desk organizer or the ideal way to put up your daily to-do lists at your work desk. It truly is very apparent that it is possible to enjoy great aesthetics and time saved by prioritizing your work and having a very prominent reminder for what you need to get done.
Since I can’t live without my to-do lists and sticky notes, having a clipboard desk organizer is a must. I’m able to hold my tablet of paper and my to-do list. This cuts down on random paper clutter on the desk and allows me to not lose my to-do list.
DIY Desk Organizer
I constantly lose track of my pen, pencil, and highlighters so I needed something on my desk that held them. Since I’ve always got an extra stock of leftover wood from a project I grabbed a few cans, spray paint, a piece of wood, hot glue, and some chalkboard labels and made myself a perfect DIY desk organizer that houses my writing utensils.
Supplies you’ll need to make a DIY desk organizer:
- 3 aluminum cans
- 1 piece of 1×4 12″
- Spray paint, stain (if staining the wood)
- Chalkboard labels
- Hot glue
Steps to take to make your own DIY desk organizer:
- Spray paint the cans and allow to dry (about 2 hours)
- Cut 1×4 down to size
- Paint to desired color (or stain) and allow to dry
- Attach the cans to the wood by applying hot glue
- Attach chalkboard labels
- Watch the full tutorial below.
Below is a short video showing you exactly how to make your own homemade mouse pad, organize with plastic bottles, and creating your own DIY desk organizer.
There are many more such DIY desk décor ideas and most are easy to implement and actually help to keep your work desk organized. Explore these DIY desk organizer ideas for your own benefit and enjoy a clean and clutter-free work desk.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I would love to know in the comments below, how do you keep a clean and clutter-free workspace?