d*s at currency: organizing your home office

Organization is often the last thing I want to think about early in the morning, but it’s a new year, and I’m trying to break myself of my bad organizing ways. I’m embracing using a real desk (instead of my couch) and learning not to put off organizing my inspiration images until I accidentally throw them away, thinking they’re old magazines that need to be recycled. So today I’m loving D*S editor Kate‘s new post over at the D*S blog on Currency. Kate is covering home office organization tips, from foolproof filing systems to paper shredders. She also rounded up some great desktop products for organization, so if you’re looking to get everything in order at home, click here to check out the full post. xo, grace

Click here and here to check out our “Best Of: Offices,” Parts 1 and 2, for more office inspiration!

*Image above from Lauren Nelson’s sneak peek.

  1. I absolutely love desk organization! my room is often a mess but I always keep my workspace organized – it keeps my life from feeling too cluttered. And i LOVE the paper boxes (#2) for organizing. They keep everything in it’s place in a simple, chic way!

  2. cait says:

    i need all of these things.. its so hard to keep your workspace organized!

  3. Pistachio says:

    Guess what is on my plate today? Clean the home office :) The tips are great!

  4. Alexis K. says:

    Great post… but quick question.. I’m drooling over the yellow/grey fabric pinned to the wall. Any idea the name/who makes it? Pretty please…


    1. grace says:


      that’s an image from lauren nelson’s home. the fabrics weren’t ID-ed in her sneak peek, but perhaps you could contact her directly to ask if you want to know?


      grace :)

  5. jennifer says:

    I went to a workshop run by my work (kikki.k) about paper flow a couple weeks ago and it was the best thing I have ever been to. they are available in Australia and New Zealand at the moment and I would highly recommend going to one for anyone and not just because I work for them!

  6. Charis says:

    Great ideas for office deco.We are currently moving offices and looking for inspiration on how to decorate our space.Best of offices 1 &2 is great.Thanksxx

  7. Love the picture up above, this is giving me some motivation to tackle my home office. It’s organized but needs a little more pizazz!

  8. Jenna says:

    Why aren’t the details listed for the thumbnails?

    1. grace says:


      the details of the products are listed in the post at currency- this post was written for currency, not d*s.


  9. ugh. i’m the WORST at organization. thanks for posting this. maybe there’s hope for me yet.

  10. Molly Cooper says:

    Ha, I can definitely relate to the “designing on the couch and misplacing inspiration ideas” concept- my “office” is currently the dining room. I need to create my own space! Thank you for this well-timed motivational post :)

  11. Fantastic office post – love the inspiration image and organizational goodies – definitely making me want to get my home office in shape PRONTO.

  12. annawithlove says:

    posts about office spaces and organizing…basically the key to my heart.

  13. Rose says:

    I am in search of a well made, not too huge shredder. The cute one I bought from Staples broke in two months (!)

    Anyone have recommends or experiences?

  14. Sara says:

    Where were you 2 weeks ago?! I was going crazy trying to figure out how to organize my letterpress studio (which was my old dining room). I posted the before and after in my blog, wish it looked as cute as this one :-)

  15. Marena James says:

    It’s good to know that others struggle with the organization dilemma, great inspiration.

  16. Rachel says:

    Does anyone know who makes the yellow and gray fabric?

  17. katie says:

    does anyone know where i can find a smaal filing cabinet like the one on the right in this photo?

  18. Sara says:

    Hi Katie, You can find it at Ikea… it costs like $40 :-) I’ve got a red one! you can check it out at http://inkprintletterpress.blogspot.com/2011/01/most-unexpected-news.html

  19. J. Covender says:

    I just found this blog, so please forgive me for posting this is an untimely manner! :P I appreciate the points this makes regarding office organization, which is imperative for anyone who works from home. I love finding a place for everything, but sometimes need the motivation to do so. I converted a tiny closet into a workspace and was able to use some guidelines from Pendaflex and utilized some of their custom workspace organizers. I also like the fact that they offer “green” recycled file folders.

  20. Okay this is just me but even with the storage items put on the desk, it still looks quite cluttered.. A better bet would be proper cupboards and drawers to keep all the messy stuff out of sight!


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