Don’t settle for a messy and cluttered workspace any longer! Today I’m sharing my office organization kit that’s packed with desk clutter busting supplies, printables, and helpful DIY organization tools. Learn how to create an office organization kit that will help you stay organized!
How to Create an Office Organization Kit
By gathering and corralling a few basic but hardworking supplies into an office organization kit, you’ll be ready to tackle any organizing task that arises during work day!
Grab these supplies now to create your very own office organization kit!
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Sorting Pile Printables
One of the first steps in any organizing project, big or small, is to sort items into various categories. You start with broad categories like trash/shred/recycling, goes in another room, or give away then move to more specific categories.
By having a set of basic organization printables ready to go at a moment’s notice, you’ll be able to quickly and easily complete your first, general sort.
Want to grab a set of printables that are ready to work for you right now?! Here you go: Organizational Bin Labels.
To learn more about the steps to take to organize anything, check out this post: How to Organize Absolutely Anything at Work!
Here are a few other printables that I like to keep stocked in my office organization kit:
- Project Planner
- General Task Lists (can also be added to the Project Planner, if needed)
- Binder Cover Page
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Sticky notes are incredibly helpful for many organizing tasks, like:
- Taking notes
- Creating custom dividers
- Marking important pages and items
- Providing reminders
- Labeling all the things
Sticky notes are especially helpful when you’re ready to sort your items into more specific categories (see the item above). Using the sticky notes you can create any label you might need, then you can quickly sort your items into more specific categories!
Tags and Labels for All the Things
An important step in any organizing project is to assign homes to every. single. item.
But it’s not always easy to remember all of those assigned homes, which is where tags and labels are invaluable.
Make the most of the valuable organizing work you completed by tagging and labeling the homes assigned to your items!
In this post, I shared a set of decorative file labels perfect for labeling items’ homes! Print a copy and keep them in your office organizing kit: Printable Decorative File Labels!
A Labelmaker & Tape
I love how clean a row of labels created with a Labelmaker look. And it takes only seconds to whip up any label you could possibly need!
For more of my favorite and affordable office supplies, check out this post: Affordable Office Organizing Supplies on Amazon!
Washi tape is an invaluable tool when it comes to office organizing projects. It can be used to:
- Temporarily label items
- Provide a pretty background for clear labels
- Add a personal touch to otherwise boring office supplies (maybe not so helpful with organizing projects but an important function all the same) 😉
- Hang items without damage
- Bundle items together
- Create divided spaces on paper products
- And many other uses
I love to use Washi tape behind my clear labels that I print with my Labelmaker. It gives them a pop of color and pretty!
Get more ideas on how to use Washi tape to customize office supplies in this post: Personalize Boring Office Supplies with Washi Tape!
Sharpies, Markers, Pens, and Pencils
You’ll want to add a few different writing utensils to your office organization kit, so that you can quickly and easily make notes, write shopping lists, create written labels, etc.
Bakers twine is a versatile tool for your office organization kit. It’s especially great for attaching labels and tags to handled bins and baskets!
It can also be used to bundle items together or to add a decorative touch to boring organizing supplies.
Paper & Binder Clips
If your office is anything like mine, you can’t complete ANY organization project without dealing with paper!
Including paper clips and binder clips in your office organization kit is a no-brainer. And to make thing more fun, they come in various sizes, colors, and styles!
And still on the subject of paper clutter and organization…. *face palm*
I use 3-ring binders to organize so many different things in my home office. They’ve become my go-to organization solution for absolutely anything that I can stash in them.
I always keep a few in my office organization kit for a quick and easy organization solution!
You can see all of the ways I use binders in my office in this post: 7 Ways to Organize Your Office with Binders!
Folders for Any Purpose
Folders are another versatile supply for your office organization kit. I make sure to keep several in each of these categories in my office organization kit: manila, hanging, and pocket.
You can use folders to organize and corral papers related to:
- Current projects
- Educational Materials
- Project Inspiration
- Household Projects
- Kids and Family
- Action Items
- And many more
I love that I can find folders in fun colors and styles to add a little whimsy to my workday!
A Bin to Keep It All Together
So, we’ve rounded up the essential supplies to include in your office organization kit. Now, we need a way to keep them all together, organized, and ready to put to work quickly!
You can use anything you have handy that’s large enough to hold your office organization kit supplies, or you can shop around for something that fits your needs, your organizing style, and you aesthetics.
Try searching “craft organizer bags” on Amazon or check the arts & crafts or storage section of your favorite store.
I currently have my office organization kit in a scrapbooking/craft bag like this one:
It’s the perfect size to hold my larger items like folders and binders, but it has lots of pockets and compartments to keep my smaller supplies like clips, tags, and writing utensils well organized.
There are two additional considerations that will make your office organization kit more helpful!
Make sure you have:
- A place to store your office organization kit where it’s out of the way but still easily accessible. You don’t want to be tromping to another room (like the basement) every time you want to tackle a small and quick office organizing project!
- An up-to-date inventory checklist: the point of the office organization kit is to make it super easy to complete organizing tasks and projects. This tool quickly loses its effectiveness when you constantly have to search for supplies that have run out! Your inventory checklist can be as simple as piece of notebook paper with a list of the supplies included in your office organization kit or it can be a pretty printable placed in a page protector on which you can track the items “in stock!”
By making sure you have an easily accessible home for your office organization kit and by keeping an up-to-date inventory of the supplies included in it, you make this tool even more helpful and effective!
How to Create an Office Organization Kit
By gathering and corralling a few basic but hardworking supplies into an office organization kit, you’ll be prepared to quickly and easily tackle any organizing task that arises during work day.
And that means your office will be more organized, and it will stay that way!
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- How to Develop a Paper Processing Routine
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What other items would you consider essential for your office organization kit?
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Thanks for joining me today! Here’s to being prepared to tackle any organization task at a moment’s notice with your office organization kit!