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Cheap Home Office Organization Storage Solutions

Updated on February 3, 2012
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If you do not have a lot of money to invest in home office organization storage solutions, there are inexpensive options that are easy to setup. Remember to measure your space before you go shopping to make sure that whatever you buy will fit into the space you have. It is also a good idea to take measurements of the big items you are planning to store to make sure they will fit into whatever you get.

Plastic Storage
Plastic is one of the cheapest ways to go when it comes to storage for your home office. You can use small plastic organizers for your desk to help keep small office supplies like paper clips and rubber bands organized. Plastic crates can be used as a home office organization solution for files. This works best if you only need a few files and if one or two crates are all you would need. Plastic drawer systems are good organizers for larger items like envelopes and extra paper. Just make sure you buy a drawer system that is big enough for what you want to store in it.

Buying Used
Thrift stores are good places to find cheap furniture. If you are putting together a home office and need inexpensive furniture and storage options, a large thrift store will have a variety of options for you. The larger the store the better the selection is likely to be. You can find some well-constructed real wooden furniture at these kinds of stores for far less than what you would pay for it new. Look for furniture that has good storage for your home office organization needs. Check out the furniture well before buying it to make sure it is not too damaged or has missing pieces.

Bookcases made from particle board are inexpensive and easy to setup. You can get them at discount stores and may even be able to find used ones in good shape. Check local online classified ad sites and local thrift stores. Bookcases make good home office organization solutions for larger items in your office. Labels, paper, CDs, binders, and of course books can easily be organized on bookcase shelves. For paper and labels having different file folder holders with labels can help keep the paper and labels upright on the shelves and make it easier to find what you need when you need it.


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    • Li Galo profile image

      Li Galo 4 years ago from Mainly the USA but Sometimes Abroad

      I'm on a desk organizing mission. Thanks for the tips.

    • Marcy Goodfleisch profile image

      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Wish I'd had this hub when I struggled to develop a good work space at home years ago! I will remeber these ideas as I modify things in the future. Good advice! Voted up and useful.

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      Stephanie Rivera-Rios 5 years ago

      That picture you have is a great idea for under my window! I've been wondering how to organize everything where it doesn't take much room ... it's perfect!

      Love the hub, great ideas. Bookcases are a fave of mine -- strangely I don't own any, haha.

      Up, useful, and interesting!:)