Most of us have a home office of sorts these days… whether you actually work at home or just use your spot to pay bills and coordinate your family, home office organization can make or break your space. Trust us, nothing makes your day come to screeching halt faster than not knowing where your most important documents are, right when you need them. Or knowing who gets the kids to what, and when. Or just working in a space that doesn’t leave you feeling cluttered! Here are some clever, easy and space saving DIY home office organizing ideas for you to use to create a space that works for you, not against you.
Diane from ‘In My Own Style‘ had a perfect solution to messy office drawers. She made these DIY drawer dividers from inexpensive materials, and what a difference! Easy tutorial!
This DIY desk organizer from ‘PoppyTalk‘ is made from birch plywood. We love the clean look of this project, it has a Scandinavian feel to it. The chalkboard is a perfect addition!
From ‘Curbly‘, this minimal wood desk organizer will keep your desk top free from clutter, and the things you need within reach. Easy to follow tutorial for this DIY home organizing project!
This idea below is a DIY project by ‘Freutcake‘… I love this tutorial because this DIY desk organizer was made with glass, not plastic, so it looks elegant. Easy, and you could paint them any color that works for your decor…
Chelsea at ‘Two Twenty One‘ did an entire home office makeover! You have to click through to see this transformation… and all the details…
This giant DIY chalkboard calendar from ‘HGTV’ would be perfect for keeping a home business running smoothly. You could do this with peel and stick chalkboard squares from the craft store too! Remember, always choose a home office organizing idea that solves solutions for you, not just because it looked cute at Staples. ;)
Here is an example of a smaller version of a DIY giant chalkboard wall calendar via ‘Stylizimo‘. Again, stick on chalkboard squares would make this project so simple! (Use a yardstick or T-Square to get the positioning right!)
Have an awkward, wasted space on your desk? Fill it with this DIY balsa wood desk organizer from ‘The Lovely Drawer‘. This project is simple and inexpensive. It uses a dish rack as a base. If you can use a glue gun and a craft knife, you can make this!
This home office organizing idea is from ‘Redbook‘… store small office supplies in a cool spice rack! Ikea run?
Use clothespins to schedule your week… write the days of the week on each clothespin, and either pin to a wire, or glue magnets to the back. Make sure you write down the days most forgettable events! (It would be so easy to forget the dentist!) From ‘BHG‘.
‘Design Improvised‘ not only organized their file cabinet, they painted it with chalkboard paint and made it a calendar/ note space. This is an inexpensive home office organizing idea that anyone can do. (Don’t be surprised if your kids leave you little notes on it!)
Try this pin board DIY from ‘Look What I Made‘! It has a wood base to make it sturdy, and the rubber band idea here is really clever! If you don’t want to cut your own letter from craft wood, (though the tutorial makes it easy!) try purchasing a pre cut letter in the “wood” aisle of the craft store, then follow the rest of the instructions to add the cork board.
Try this home office tour from ‘A Bowl Full of Lemons‘ and get inspired! Her entire office looks fresh and organized, yet pretty and soft as well. Lots of ideas in this post!
Use a wine rack to organize all your must haves. From ‘BHG‘… I love all these genius DIY home office organizing ideas!
From ‘Martha‘, this desk is made from two bookcases and a cheap door… Or how about an Ikea desk top for $10?
Finally, ‘The House of Smiths’ has a tutorial for this DIY fabric framed pin board, that would be great for home office, crafts or hobbies, or individual events and projects for each family member.
Image Credits: Look What I Made, PoppyTalk, Curbly, Freutcake, Two Twenty One, HGTV, Stylizimoblog, The Lovely Drawer, Redbook, BHG, Design Improvised, A Bowl Full of Lemons, BHG, Martha, House of Smiths