Home Office

Need to get your files in order, tame your papers, corral the odds and ends hogging your desk? Find a big array of home office organization ideas right here. We have top tips and tricks from the pros for turning your home office into a streamlined, super-efficient space—plus, the experts share their biggest time-saving moves, too, from smarter ways to label folders so you can find papers faster to clever calendar hacks to help you organize your time more efficiently. To give your desk a personal touch, try a DIY: Real Simple rounded up the best blogger projects (painted storage boxes, gold trinket dishes, and more) to bring style to your workspace. Need some motivation to bring order to your office? Our pros reveal the smart organizing tricks you probably haven’t tried (but should). Even if you don’t have the room for an actual workspace, you can carve out a corner to transform into an office area by following our easy how-tos. Want guidance on getting a workspace that’s spotless? Real Simple’s home office cleaning checklist offers all the tricks and product picks you need.

8 Smart Office Organizers

Team players that look anything but “daily grind.”

10 Cheap Organizing Hacks for a Clutter-Free Home

Create order out of chaos with creative, low-cost—or, even better, no-cost!—DIY ideas.

Complete Home Office Cleaning Checklist

A 10-step guide to cleaning your office in just a couple of hours or over a couple of days.

Speed-Clean a Big Bookcase Checklist

Want to be decluttered and dusted in 15 minutes or less? Here’s what you’ll need: an apron with pockets, an old sheet, silica-gel packets, a Swiffer duster with an extendable handle, an Alvin dry-cleaning pad, a hair dryer, an extension cord, and a step stool.

65 New Uses for Things in Your Office

Make your office supplies work overtime with these unexpected twists.

3 Smart Designs for a Home Office

Turn a corner of any room into a work area that really works with these tips.

20 Home Office Organizing Tricks    

Clever products and space-saving strategies to help you declutter your space.

6 Twists on Back-to-School Basics

August is winding down, and that means it’s time to start gearing up for class. From pens to planners to backpacks, these study essentials are almost too cool for school.

5 Steps to Simpler Record-Keeping

What bills, ATM slips, and receipts you should keep―and what you can toss.

The Best Organizing Tips

Gain control of the clutter one step at a time with these helpful hints and easy storage solutions.