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. Here are some clever, easy and space saving home office organization ideas for you to use to create a space that works for you, not against you. Our featured 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/craft room makeover! You have to click through to see this transformation… and all the details…



This idea from ‘Redbook’… store small office supplies in a cool spice rack! Ikea run?



From ‘Amy Krist’, this DIY desk organizer was made with photo frames and hangers! Check out the tutorial…



BHG suggest creating a strategic zone… everything you need within reach!



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!)



‘Design Improvised’ not only organized their file cabinet, they painted it with chalkboard paint and made it a calendar/ note space!



Simple Shapes‘ on Etsy has this vinyl chalkboard dots calendar… what a great idea! Could this be DIY’ed?



‘4 Men 1 Lady’ has a full tutorial for this DIY magnetic board that doubles as a dry erase board! I have never used magnetic paint, but does anyone know if that would work as well? Share in comments!



This giant command center from ‘Beneath My Heart’ is amazing for any family! Talk about keeping things organized! Check it out!



Use a wine rack to organize all your must haves! From ‘BHG’…



From ‘Martha’, this desk is made from two bookcases and a cheap door… Or how about an Ikea desk top for $6?



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: BHG, Freutcake, Two Twenty One, Redbook, Amy Krist, BHG, BHG, Design Improvised, Simple Shapes, 4 Men 1 Lady, Beneath My Heart, Martha, House of Smiths



  1. Betty819 December 11, 2014 at 2:06 am

    How are all the paper items being held on this magnetic board? I can’t see any magnets in the photo.

    1. kategagi December 14, 2014 at 11:30 am

      What about those little rectangular metal (they look metal) things on the corners of every paper.

    2. Callie March 4, 2015 at 7:58 am

      they are in the corners you just have to look really close

    3. Megan November 29, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      This is not a Magnet board it is a Fabric board the silver pieces holding the papers up are pins. you will need fabric pins or thumb tacs to make this project work.

  2. Tanya Sch December 11, 2014 at 7:39 am

    The magnets are really small and are called mighty magnets. If you look in the corner of each piece of paper you will see small circles.

  3. Gelene Lawdermil Matonti December 31, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    I hope I get some good old-fashioned ideas from the site …

  4. jocelyn mel January 6, 2015 at 9:03 am

    I took the metal, then sprayed blackboard paint, then I could write or stick magnets on my “blackboard”. Also I made a wood frame around it: glued a million old colored stamps around the blackboard. Everybody feels compelled to write notes on it.

  5. Krystil H January 14, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I LOVE the spice container idea!! I will definitely look into doing that for my craft room. As for the magnetic paint……save your money. I painted our pantry door with it. Four coats & it would only hold a small, light magnet. Anything more than that and it would either slide down the door or fall off. We ended up getting a sheet of metal, attaching it to the door & painting it white.

    1. Brianna February 7, 2015 at 9:25 am

      … that’s what i was about to suggest before reading your comment! By the time you pay for the metallic paint and spend time using it it would be much cheaper and faster to buy a piece of sheet metal. Even using just some strips of sheet metal would work fine.
      I like the magnetic boards i keep seeing, as i am tired of punching holes in everything i place on my cork bulletin board.

  6. Charlie April 9, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I used the magnetic paint in our boat on two small sections of wall. It works great. I use magnetic picture frames to keep our family pictures near and they hold just fine. Make sure to stir the paint well and often.

  7. Dasa May 9, 2015 at 1:23 am

    So many wonderful ideas! :)

  8. Virginia Rohde November 1, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Loved the filling cabinet. I have 6 medal ones that need to match, the chalkboard paint would look good on front of them. Next summer they get s redo. Thank you for the idea.


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