Office organizing supplies can get pricey, but you don’t have to sacrifice getting organized because you’re on a budget! Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite and affordable office organizing supplies that are available right on Amazon.
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Affordable Office Organizing Supplies
Getting your home office organized doesn’t have to take a ton of money, and you don’t have to waste hours running all over town. There are versatile and affordable office organizing supplies available on Amazon, and all it takes to purchase them is the click of a button (sometimes it’s a little TOO convenient). 🙂
Let’s take a look at a few of the affordable office organizing supplies that I use in my home office every day!
Clear Storage Boxes
Clear storage boxes are the bomb for office organizing! I use large ones to hold hanging files, over-sized office supplies, and items for large in-progress projects.
Small and medium clear storage boxes are perfect for photos, smaller office supplies, and in-progress projects that don’t require a ton of resources.
I use these clear bins to store my extra office supplies. I keep them on the shelves behind my desk, and I can see what’s inside each bin, which makes finding what I need quick and easy. They also help me to free up valuable desk storage space!
Upright Magazine Files
Upright magazine files are amazing for office storage! I currently have about six of them on my office shelves holding loose leaf paper and stationery, plastic page protectors, binder dividers, composition notebooks, file folders, and magazines.
These Ikea Magazine Files are super affordable! They’re made of paperboard, so you’ll want to store items in these files that are heavy enough to keep the bottom from popping up but not so heavy that they can’t stand up to the wear.
If you’re looking for something a little sturdier, these Clear Plastic Magazine Files are still affordable but will hold up to more active use. I store all of the magazines that I want to keep in clear magazine files.
Get those paper piles off your desk and organized into files with hanging folders! I use hanging folders for my business files, a few household files, in my Tickler File for projects and upcoming to-do’s, and to organize my planning stickers and printables.
There are hundreds of different styles, colors, and brands to choose from, but these Smead Jewel Tone Hanging Folders are on the more affordable side. If you’re less concerned about aesthetics, these Pendaflex Recycled Hanging Folders in standard green are even more affordable!
Besides hanging files, 3-Ring Binders are my go-to paper organizing system! I have binders for home management, my business, online classes that I’m taking, special projects that I’m working on, my kids’ school stuff, gardening ideas, college research for my son, storage for all of the cards and letters I’ve received, and the list goes on!
And if you have papers that you don’t want to punch holes in, you can just slide them into plastic page protectors (another affordable and versatile office storage supply, as you’ll see below). 🙂
Plastic Page Protectors
Page protectors are another go-to organizing supply in my home office! I use them in so many different ways:
- I put my “I’ll Be Done Working At…” sign in a page protector, so that I can change the time whenever necessary. Using an “I’ll Be Done Working At…” printable is one of my strategies for staying sane when working at home. You can read more and grab several FREE printables here: 8 Tips for Staying Sane When Working at Home!
- My clients’ social media schedules are stored in clear page protectors, so that I can mark each post as it’s scheduled with a Vis-a-Vis marker, then wipe it off with a damp towel and use it again the following week.
- I store keepsake letters and cards in archival quality page protectors.
- Small papers in 3-ring binders are corralled and safe with clear page protectors.
These are one of the hardest working organizational supplies in my home office!
Not only are these organizer caddies aesthetically pleasing, they’re great for storing writing utensils, small office supplies, notepads, rulers, and so much more!
I currently use this mint caddy to hold all of my bullet journal supplies. I store it on my shelf and just move it to my desk or my kitchen table when I’m ready to do a little bujoing.
To learn more about bullet journaling and why I love this versatile planning tool, check out this post: 9 Things I Learned in My First Year of Bullet Journaling.
Plastic Divided Compartment Bins
I have at least 8 of these versatile plastic divided compartment bins in use in my office and home right now, and they’re so affordable!
I use them to hold my letterboard letters, small office supplies, craft supplies, my daughter’s earrings, and so much more. Seriously, if you don’t have these organizing gems in your office or home, get some right now! They’ll make your life so much easier.
I use my Brother P-Touch Labelmaker so much that it’s a running joke in our house. Every time I get it out my husband or kids say something like, “Oh, you’re going to label something? That’s new!” 😉
I use my Labelmaker to label hanging folder tabs, 3-ring binders and the dividers I use in them, bins, the compartments of my plastic divided compartment bins, shelves… Pretty much anything I can get the labels on!
Knowing exactly what goes in a specific place (or what’s already stored there) makes life so much easier. And it helps in returning things back to their place when you’re finished using them.
The Brother P-Touch Labelmaker is more expensive than the other supplies I’ve shared in this post. But it’s worth the investment to quickly and efficiently label all the things in your office (and your home)! I like this clear Tape with black lettering, but there are many options if that doesn’t fit your style or purpose. Just search “labelmaker tape.”
Not only are these some of my favorite office organization supplies, they’re also affordable, so you can organize your home office without blowing the budget!
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