#4DaysofOrganizing: Creative Organizing Solutions for the Home Office - Live Pretty on a Penny

#4DaysofOrganizing: Creative Organizing Solutions for the Home Office




Hey guys and happy Thursday! Thanks for stopping by today for my #4daysoforganizing post. If you are visiting me from The Holliday Collective, then welcome!! 

So let's talk office organizing. I'd like to think of myself as a practical organizer. I don't buy too much pretty stuff or try to organize in a way that makes me and my family feel things can't be touched, BUT, I do love when everything has a place. This is the case with my home office. 

I love that everything on my desk has a place. I like to keep my extra paperclips on a small white dish for easy access, along with a small gold basket that holds my extra post-it-notes and calculator (for budgeting). 



Holding my pens, I use a simple gold and white polka-dot coffee mug. 




Under my computer monitor, I have a glass organizer that holds business cards and my stash of thumb drives. On the other side, my stapler and tape dispenser. I opt for a pretty clear and neat desk so that everything is within plain site and easy to access. 


I got these shelving units from Ikea. They add the perfect visual aspect to the room. Since I don't have any drawers on my office desk, the baskets hold most of the clutter that I need to hide. 



Each basket holds something different. The two baskets to the left hold makeup supplies, the third one holds all of my camera equipment, while the last one, I like to call my "junk drawer." It holds any type of office supply that I don't want hogging up the space on my desk, or that would normally live in an office junk drawer, i.e. envelopes, staples, printer paper, etc.


I picked up this cute glass vase from Goodwill to hold my nail polishes. Practical and cute!


I opted for this floral tin bucket to hold my makeup brushes. The tin is propped on two boxes, that hold things like eyelash glue, lash curlers, etc. I like the idea of having decorative and practical storage.

So that's it! What do you think? How do you like to organize in your office space? I appreciate you taking the time to stop by. Don't forget to check out the other ladies along the hop. They are all listed below.

Organizing a Shared Boys' Room
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Organizing a Craft Room
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WEDNESDAY
Organizing a Little Girl's Montessori Closet
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Organizing a Linen Closet
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THURSDAY
Organizing the Laundry Room
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Organizing the Office
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FRIDAY
Organizing a Pantry
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Organizing a Pantry/Kitchen Cabinets

Until next time!

10 comments

  1. Oh my gosh everything is so tidy and elegant looking!

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  2. Wow!! Everything looks absolutely gorgeous! Such a beautifully organized space

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    1. Thank you Megan! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  3. THIS turned out beautifully! Nice work.

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  4. I've been trying to figure out how to properly organize our home office and I think this inspiration was exactly what I needed! The IKEA shelf is great in your office. With no drawers baskets serve for storing all your essentials too...love this Erin! I loved how you used second-hand items to store items as well. Great job Erin! Looking forward to collaborating with you again real soon!

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    1. Thank you Crystal! Can't wait to collaborate with you again!

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  5. I've always loved your office, Erin! It always look so good. I love how you use the baskets at the bottom of your bookcases for corraling stuff that I know can cause a lot of clutter.

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