Office organization has really become popular in the last decade. Walk into any store and you can find all sorts of fantastic (and even stylish!) organizers to help keep things well-sorted and productive at the desk. But what has really gone under the radar is home office closet storage.
Sure the closet might be a great place to stuff that bulky filing cabinet or unsightly safe, but we here at A Divine Closet hate to see perfectly good closet space fail to meet it's potential. So today, we are going to highlight some ideas on how to make the most out of your home office closet while giving it a classy new look.
The first thing you can do to maximize the use of your office closet space is to add shelves -remember to extend to fill the entire height and width of the closet! (There can be some exceptions to accommodate large floor items such as the rolling storage units.) These shelves will serve as a landing station for all those binders, books and all manner of office supplies that tend to clutter up space around your desk and office.
Tip: Use sorter towers and baskets to organize papers and other supplies such as pens, paperclips, notepads and etc. to keep things tidy and clutter-free.
Once you have your shelves, it's time to fill them! When placing your office gear, try using matching or coordinating binders to help create a more cohesive and stylish look, tricking the eye into seeing the space as less cluttered and more organized.
Ditch the bulky and unsightly filing cabinet for large boxes or baskets to give your closet a stylish edge. Here, you can see that a nice whicker basket can serve as perfect file storage -more portable than a basic cabinet so you can easily move a large quantity of work at one time, and easy enough to put out of sight.
HINT: To create an even more stylish space, use baskets and boxes with patterns or colors to add life to a dreary, monotonous closet.
If more traditional file storage is your thing, perhaps an upscale, built-in filing cabinet is for you. Not only does it keep everything tucked tidily away, but it provides a more traditional option for stylish storage.
Hopefully this has given you some ideas on how to maximize a lack-luster office closet for more storage and organization as well as style.