Think about your desk at work – is it covered in paperwork and notes, with pens and highlighters thrown somewhere in the mix? It may be comforting to learn that you are not the only person in this situation. This is where some inventive office storage comes into play – solutions that give you easy access to all of the materials you need on a daily basis without taking up too much room.

  • Vertical space: Purchase cabinets that are much taller than your desk or install shelving over cabinets that are of a similar height to your workspace. Place items that you don’t necessarily need up high, such as a diploma or award.
  • Hidden office storage: Some desks come fully fitted with pullout shelves for storing your printer or scanner, whereas others can easily fit filing cabinets or cupboards beneath them. If the drawers or doors are closed, it hides away your clutter effortlessly.
  • Extra office storage: You could put file organizers on your desk, or use stackable boxes to store spare stationary and business cards. If your desk isn’t overly large, install some shelves over it where you can store these things.
  • Wall space: To save your desk from being cluttered with old notes, hang a whiteboard nearby (complete with magnets) to ensure that only the most important and recent notes are kept. You could also mount metal organizers to the wall for additional file storage.


When it comes to selecting the best type of office storage for your needs and your space, it is important to think outside the box. There are plenty of inventive ways that you can increase your storage space, such as making use of the vertical and wall space in your office. And remember that you can use as many or as little of these ideas as you like – the ultimate aim is complete office organization.