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7 Creative and Functional Office Storage Ideas

November 9th, 2022 | Best Office Furniture

Are you a business looking to revamp your office space? The thing is, with a tight workspace, there may not be a lot of room to create a comfortable and creative environment. Thankfully, there are plenty of clever office storage ideas that can help you maximize your space and keep everything organized.

Before you decide on office storage, it is important to consider the size of your office, what types of items need to be stored, and how much money you are willing to spend. By doing this, you will be more likely to find a solution that fits both your needs and your budget.

In this quick guide, we’ll take a look at some of the best office storage solutions that you can use to maximize your space and keep everything organized. These ideas range from simple organization tools, such as purpose-built shelves and file cabinets, to more creative solutions, like compact workstations and mobile carts.


Use a Compact Bookcase

Bookcases are an excellent and versatile storage solution for any office. They are affordable and can be customized to fit your specific needs. For example, you can add more shelves or cubbies to create extra space for storing books, binders, files, office supplies, and other items. Plus, a compact bookcase will help you keep your office looking neat and tidy, without taking up too much space.

The Performance Heavy Duty Bookcases feature commercial-grade, laminated shelving and matching finished solid backs for heavy-duty use. It features four (4) adjustable shelves, and one (1) fixed shelf to maximize your storage space. This is great for offices that need to store a lot of paperwork, files, and books.


Expand Your Storage with Mobile Carts

If you are working with limited space, mobile carts can be a great way to add more storage without taking up additional floor space. Plus, these carts are versatile and easy to move around as needed.

One option to consider is the Alera Wire Rolling Cart. While this is ideally used as food storage equipment,  it can be used for a variety of other purposes. It features four (4) smooth rolling casters, allowing you to easily move it from place to place. Plus, the wire basket design allows you to easily access all of your stored items.


Include Vertical Filing Cabinets

Another top choice for office storage ideas is vertical filing cabinets. These will help make the most of your space while everything stays neat and tidy—without gobbling up a lot of real estate. You can use vertical file cabinets to store both letter and legal-sized files, as well as other items like books and office supplies.

The HON 4 Drawer Letter File is a full cradle drawer suspension with nylon rollers for smooth, quiet drawer action. This cabinet also features a full drawer extension and adjustable handrails for letter-size or legal-size filing. An adjustable wire follower in each drawer helps to keep files upright and organized.


Use a Space-Saving Desk

A small office means you have to be strategic with your furniture. Large desks can make the space feel cramped, so go for a slim desk that’s designed for small places like corners, ladders, or floating desks.

The Cherryman Amber Double Pedestal Desk has 3/4 height drawer pedestals that hold up to 2 hanging rails for letter, legal or European-size filing. The pedestals are on full-extension ball-bearing slides and feature two utility drawers and one file drawer with high-side panels to keep your files secure. Plus, the desk has a durable laminate finish that will add style and class to any office space. 6 finishes are available: Valley Grey, Hard Rock Maple, Mocha Cherry, Sienna Mahogany, Black Cherry, and Park Walnut.

What’s great about this desk is that it’s a great option for both small and large offices, as it has a compact design that takes up minimal space but still offers plenty of storage and work surface area. This is an excellent choice if you’re looking to maximize the storage in your office and stay organized and clutter-free.


Try Wall Shelving

If you’re looking for office storage ideas that don’t take up much space, wall shelving is a perfect solution. You’ll be able to see and reach everything easily while also freeing up floor space in your office. shelves can go above your desk or along empty walls.

To fully maximize your space, you can do floor-to-ceiling shelving. This can be used for stacking books and files. You can also use storage baskets for a more sophisticated way to manage paperwork. By intermixing pieces of art and objects with the shelving, you can create a sleek storage solution for your small offices, which doubles as decor—not an eyesore.


Organize your Desk with See-Through Caddies

Keep your work area clean and organized by storing stationeries, pens, and other small items in clear plastic boxes. This way, you can see where everything is at a glance instead of rummaging through cluttered drawers. You can find these boxes in different sizes that fit perfectly on top of each other when stacked.

See-through caddies can also be used to organize power cords, USB cables, and other small tech accessories. This will make it easier for you to keep everything tidy and manageable. And when you need to take these with you for a meeting or on the go, grab the whole caddy instead of untangling all your cables. Just make sure that any electronic items you store are in a protective case before being put into the caddies.


Save More Space with Rolling Workstations

If you have varying numbers of employees in the office at any time, rolling workstations are a great way to accommodate this fluctuation. 

Best used with laptops, training tables such as the HON Motivate Training Tables are a great way to house temporary assignments, training areas, and hybrid workstations. As a bonus, they are easily tucked away in a corner, against an unused wall or rolled away into storage when not needed.


Arenson Office Furniture and Storage Solutions

With these office storage ideas, you can keep your small office running smoothly and efficiently. Whether you’re using carts, filing cabinets, desks, or shelving, you’ll find that keeping your workspace organized doesn’t have to be a challenge. And with these tips in mind, you can easily create an organized, efficient workspace that helps to support your productivity.

At Arenson Office Furniture, we provide a wide range of office storage and organization solutions to help you make the most of your space. Drop by our showroom in San Diego to see our products for yourself, or browse our website for more information. 




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