Racing against the time to meet the deadline can be such an irritating thing.
What makes it worse is your messy desk. A pile of paperwork, pens, and books are scattered on the desk, overtaking the surface space. How can you put up with that?
You have to end this unrelenting mess soon by organizing your desk. You don’t need to break your bank to keep your desk tidy because you can apply one of these 10 DIY desk organizer ideas. They are mostly super easy and cheap. Even if you are a beginner, you will be able to do it well. As always, these ideas are brought to you by simphome.com.
10. Corkboard Desk Organizer
A corkboard is usually used to pin up important memos as a reminder. As a result, corkboard is perfect for your desk. But you can have more than just a reminder if you apply your creativity and a little elbow grease, just like this corkboard desk organizer.
To make this beautiful desk organizer, you’re gonna need a cork board, 4×4 paper mache boxes, painter tape, paint brush, paints, and hot glue gun.
First, apply the painter tape to form a triangle. Then, paint the triangle area white carefully. Once the paint has been dried, remove the painter tape.
Take the paper mache boxes and paint them the color of your choice. You can save more time by purchasing colourful boxes. Then, glue the boxes down to the bottom part of the corkboard. And, you’re done!
Hang the desk organizer on the wall or simply put it on your desktop so you can grab your pencils in no time.
9. Recycle Unused Cans
Waste is one of the most perpetual plights faced by many people. And maybe you also have the same problem. But don’t worry! You can tap into unused things in your home and turn them into invaluable things like pencil cases.
Making these cute pencil cases is merely a breeze. You only need to get unused cans in your home, wash and dry them, and remove the labels. Then, get some scrapbook papers with different patterns to wrap around the surface of the cans. After that, secure the papers with hot glue gun. Finally, your pencil cases are ready to host daily-use items.
8. Harness The Versatility of Cardboards
Cardboard is versatile. You can make anything out of cardboard including a desk organizer. This desk organizer is made of 25 10”x10” cardboard. It comes in handy because it has 3 compartments with different sizes that you can use to store notebooks, keys, and a phone.
To make this desk organizer, you need to measure an inch border for each cardboard. Then, make the template.
Remember! The sizes of each compartment are different so measure them thoroughly.
After measuring and cutting the cardboards, stack them using glue. Press them using a heavy book placed on top of the organizer to allow the corners to adhere firmly.
7. Vintage Desk Organizer
Having a unique desk organizer will not only help you keep the clutter at bay but also jazz your desk up. And you can get a cool one in an affordable price.
First thing you need to do is getting a patterned frame. You can get it at a thrift store if you don’t have it at home. You’ll also need some fabrics, sewing machine, and glue. Then, sew the fabrics and glue them down to the frame. Easy, right?
6. DIY Cardboard Desktop Organizer with Drawers
Again, we’re gonna work with cardboard. But it’s gonna be harder this time. I believe you can tackle it, though.
Now, get the materials together. You’re gonna need cardboard, cardstock papers, your favourite wrapping paper or fabric, craft knife, glue, scissors, pen, and ruler.
Now, this is the hardest part.
You’re gonna measure the cardboard meticulously.
I suggest you have extras in case you make mistakes when measuring or cutting the cardboard. After measuring the cardboard, you’re gonna cut it out like puzzle pieces. Try to assemble the pieces to see whether they’ve fit like a glove.
If they fit perfectly, disassemble the pieces and wrap each piece with wrapping paper or fabric. Then, secure it with glue. After that, reassemble the pieces and cover the seams using cardstock. Don’t forget to secure them with glue.
5. DIY Drawer Organizer
A drawer is a place which is prone to clutter. Since it is hidden, people usually throw everything in it so the surface space stay clean and tidy. It’s not a great solution, though. Therefore, you definitely need a drawer organizer.
To make this drawer organizer, you’re gonna need to get 25” plywood, measuring tape, white spray paint, ¾” brads, and masking or glitter tape.
Measure the interior dimensions of your drawer with 1/8” wiggle room for the organizer. Cut the plywood to your drawer’s dimensions. Then sand the edges of the pieces. Nail the pieces together. Then, spray paint the organizer. Apply masking tape on a board as the base. After that, assemble it with the other pieces.
4. Drawer Organizer with Cardboard
If you think the previous drawer organizer is a bit complicated, you can try this one as an alternative. You only need cardboard, x-acto knife, sturdy ruler, wrapping or contact paper, and scissors.
Cut the cardboard to the length and width of your drawer. Wrap them using wrapping or contact paper. Cut them in the middle. Finally, assemble and place them inside your drawer.
3. USB Organizers
Tired of seeing scattered USBs overtaking your desktop? Try this super easy idea. Get 4 or 5 binder clips and place them at the edge of your desk. You’re gonna slip your USBs through the holes of the clips. Don’t forget to put a label on each clip so you know what USB you should use.
2. Easy Triangle Organizer
Another creative way of recycling cardboard. These triangle organizers will not only incorporate additional storage solution, but also add style to your desk.
You just need some cardboard, cut, and form it into some triangles by folding it inward. Then, apply washi tape to the end of each triangle. Finally, attach all the triangles using hot glue gun.
1. Iron Mesh Board
Having a stylish desk organizer doesn’t have to be arduous. You can even make a cool mood board that can also be used to store stationery out of an iron mesh. Just hang the iron mesh on the wall, and you’re done. Or you can just lean it against the wall and secure it on top for a peaceful mind. Add a few S hooks or binder clips to hold pencil cases, memos, exquisite quotes, and photographs.
Those are 10 DIY desk organizer ideas that won’t cost you a fortune. They are so easy that everybody can make them well with a minimum failure. Happy trying!