DIY home office storage ideas
The benefits that a home office affords are simply unmatched – but a home office requires lots of storage space. There’s stationery, paperwork, office furniture, wires… the list goes on. Whilst it may seem like a challenge to find room for all your office essentials, it’s doable! All it takes is a little DIY and creativity and you’ll transform your office into a functional space in no time.
Here are our top DIY home office storage ideas.
Office storage tips for your desk
The desk should be the most comfortable part of your office in terms of space. However, more often than not, you will find yourself surrounded by clutter. But clutter doesn’t have to be part of the ‘process’.
Here are our top tips to manage storage on your desk:
- Leaving your papers stacked up in the corner isn’t always the best solution for keeping paperwork organised – especially if you’re accident-prone. Every office worker will know the pain of spilling coffee on important documents. So, why not try this easy DIY desk organiser idea? Spray paint three wooden boxes using the colour of your choice. Once dry, apply wood glue to the sides of the boxes and stick them together. Wait until the glue is dry and voilà! You now have a handy place to store your notes and papers.
If you’ve got too many documents and not enough storage, you can always put hard copies in document storage.
- Don’t throw your old jam jars away! Get a hot glue gun and glue five ball mason jars together. Once dry, add a colourful sticky label to the lid of each jar. One for pens, one for staples, one for paperclips… and so on and so on. You get the gist!
- But what about those unsightly, tangled wires and cables? Don’t worry! We’ve got a solution for those too. Simply attach binder clips to the edge of your desk to hold laptop chargers and other cables. Make sure you thread the cable through the metal part to keep wires tangle free. After all, no one enjoys the headache of untangling wires.
Tips for your walls
Let’s face it, we don’t use the space on our walls as much as we should. Walls aren’t just a place for displaying family photos, paintings and calendars – they also make a good place to store office essentials.
Attach shelves or a pegboard above the desk to store small items, such as scissors, tape and other office must-haves.
For heavier office supplies, hang storage bins above your workstation. Got any magazine holders lying around? Attach magazine holders to a shelf or the edge of the desk to hold items and paint them to match your office decor.
If you sew, then you’ll love this next DIY home office storage idea! You can create a hanging mail organiser out of a canvas board. Plus, you can use the mail organiser to hold papers and much more. Head over here for an easy step-by-step tutorial.
Nothing overwhelms a small space like chunky furniture. Mount a desk against the wall and attach an overhead tracking system. However, a desk with built-in over the top storage or drawers also helps you save valuable floor space and is perfect for those who are less crafty.
Tips for your drawers
We all have a junk drawer that is never opened – unless it’s to add more junk, that is. But with a few simple steps, you can reduce clutter in your office drawers once and for all. Wrap old cardboard boxes in wrapping paper to make draw dividers. The good thing about these draw dividers is that you can easily take them out and put them in storage when needed. Take a look at this DIY desk drawer divider.
Alternatively, measure the height of the drawer and cut corrugated cardboard to the desired height. Then tape the cardboard dividers 10cm apart in the bottom of the drawer in parallel lines. If you’re not so crafty and want something a little easier, use a cutlery drawer divider. This is a cheap and cheerful way to separate pens, pencils and other bits and bobs.
Get smart about office storage
Even with these handy DIY home office storage ideas, you may still struggle to make space in your home office. We understand that getting rid of your things isn’t always easy, as there may be things that will be useful later down the line. Luckily, that’s what Currie Easy Self Storage are here to help with. Self storage is the perfect storage solution if you have office supplies and documents you can’t get rid of.
Contact us today to see how we can help you save space in your home office.