The Best Products At The Container Store To Help You Organize Your Workspace

A clean desk leads to clearer thinking and a positive mindset. According to Inc., organizing your workspace is an important step you can take to benefit your health. Scientific studies have shown that clutter and disorganization can affect your mood and motivation. It can be hard to focus when your mind is faced with too much information, and a disorganized desk can feel overwhelming. The good news is that there is an easy technique to follow and plenty of tools available to help you face this challenge.

Begin with the "Five-Minute Rule" of organization. Taking this first step of organizing for just five minutes at a time will make the process seem manageable, making it easier to get started. You may find that you've accomplished more in those five minutes than you thought you could, and the feeling of accomplishment will begin to build. With the right products, you'll be amazed at how easy it can be to transform your desk in just a matter of minutes. The Container Store is the perfect place to start when you're ready to organize your workspace and have a clearer mindset. Here are the best products they offer to help you get started.

Paper drawers

Nothing adds more clutter to a workspace than stacks of paper that are out of control. Whether it's work documents, bills, receipts, or blank printer paper, piles of paper can take over a desktop. A simple way to keep these items organized is by separating them with the Bigso Marten Paper Drawers. The classic style and leather handle on these drawers add a look of refinement to your desktop. Made of recycled materials, they are lightweight yet sturdy and can be stacked together for a coordinated look. They also come with optional self-adhesive rubber feet that help them grip a surface without damaging it. A set of two drawers is available for $27.99.

Customers who review this product are happy with the elegant look of the drawers. One review states that these drawers are a perfect solution for a clutter problem. "I didn't know that this was missing in my office until I discovered it walking through the aisles in the store. It has helped to declutter my desk immensely and it looks great on my shelf! It fits letter-sized papers without having to fold them and the drawers pull out nicely." Another reviewer describes these drawers as a "chic solution to all the paper nests that seemed to be multiplying."

Cable clips

A great way to organize your desk is to keep all of your electronic cables in place and within reach. There's nothing more frustrating than trying to plug in a laptop or phone that needs to be charged and watching the cord disappear behind the desk. These adhesive CableDrop Cable Clips stay in place, which means your power cords do, too. When it's time to unplug your laptop and take it on the road, you can rest assured that the cable will be easy to reach when you return to charge your device. A set of six clips is priced at $11.99.  

Reviewers love how these clips help organize their desks by neatly arranging their cords. One caution to keep in mind is that the clips are very strong, so it won't be easy to move them once they are attached. For this reason, it may be best to position them behind the desk. Another point to keep in mind is that these clips may not hold narrow cords as well as larger ones. One reviewer comments, "I love these, I have used them in the past to keep my laptop charger from falling off the desk and I even use them to keep from losing the proprietary USB cord for my portable hard drive." They go on to say that the clips are still working wonderfully even after five years of use.

Rolling cart

The 3-Tier Rolling Cart is a wonderful way to organize all your workspace necessities. Made of steel, it can hold up to 6.6 pounds per shelf, yet it's easy to maneuver, thanks to the four caster wheels. Each tier is wide enough to fit letter- or legal-sized papers, and it's deep enough to hold a variety of office supplies. The narrow frame makes it easy to fit into tight corners and maximize space near a desk or countertop. It is available for $39.99 and comes in multiple colors, so it's sure to coordinate with your workspace décor

Reviewers have found this cart very functional, including one who says, "I live in a small space and needed something to keep my office supplies. This is perfect and I don't mind it out in the open and I LOVE the color. It's a great addition and super easy to put together." Another reviewer who is a professor uses this cart to keep stacks of books from collecting on the floor and mentions that several colleagues also bought one after seeing how well it worked. Customers also enjoy how colorful the cart is, such as one person who states, "It feels solid, and rolls easily. I have the blush color, which is a pretty soft rosy pink."

Acrylic desk organizers

A clever way to keep office supplies off your desktop is to organize them into these Acrylic Drawer Organizers. Functional, stackable, and easy to clean, they're available as modular compartments in several sizes so that you can customize the right fit for your desk drawer. All of your pens and sticky notes will be within reach but out of sight when the drawer is closed. These organizers are sold separately and range from $3.99 to $10.99, depending on which size you choose. 

Reviewers appreciate how versatile these organizers are and use them to keep a variety of items clean and neat. One customer points out that they fit well in a pencil desk drawer because they lie flat inside. Another person states that they work extremely well. "I purchase[d] several sizes of these acrylic organizers for my new desk drawers. With all of the sizes and shapes available, I was able to organize my drawers to meet my needs perfectly!! Would definitely recommend these organizers for any drawer!"

Magnetic organization

The Perch Magnetic Modular System is made of pieces that can attach to any magnetic surface, or they can attach to a mounted Wall Plate that is part of the collection. It's a clever way to make use of a metal filing cabinet or other magnetic objects to separate office items and keep them from cluttering your desktop. Scissors, pens, and notepads are all easy to find, and the choice of teal or white will make the space look chic and tidy. The modular pieces are sold separately, and the prices range from $10.99 to $24.99.

One customer says that "I use this on the side of my file cabinet to put files that need to be returned to a drawer. The magnet is very strong and holds the sometimes heavy files easily. I love this little addition to office organizing." Another reviewer also attaches the pieces to a file cabinet, saying, "My desk is relatively small and I wanted to free up as much space as possible...These get the job done — the magnets are strong and hold the containers in place with no slippage. I'm very pleased." This product is a great example of how The Container Store makes it easy to organize your workspace in no time.