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Mobile Caddies and Other Storage Ideas For Your Home 'Office'

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For lots of people right now, having a home office actually means setting up a laptop and all your myriad work accessories — charging cords, earbuds, blue-light-blocking glasses, external hard drives, etc. — on the dining room table or coffee table each day. Keeping track of all that stuff is tough enough, but when you have to move it for the dinner hour, things get even more complicated and frustrating. To help save your sanity, here are storage ideas that help keep everything tidy, organized, and at arm's length.


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Two-Tier Metal Rolling Utility Cart
Amazon

Two-Tier Metal Rolling Utility Cart

$50 from Amazon

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If you've got more than a few things to put away at the end of a day, this metal rolling utility cart can hold your laptop and plenty more. It comes in four colors — black, white, pink, and teal — and, with wheels that lock in place, can easily be moved to anywhere you want or made to stay put. 


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Mobile Storage Caddy
Uplift

Mobile Storage Caddy

$139 from Uplift Desk

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This mobile storage unit is designed to store just about anything you use in a home office. It features casters that let you easily move the unit where you want it, two different compartments for storing items of varying size, and it even has a hook for hanging headphones on when they're not in use. It's made out of powder-coated steel and comes in four neutral colors.


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Marbrasse Bamboo Rotating Desk Organizer
Amazon
Mitcham Floating Desk with Hutch
Wayfair

Mitcham Floating Desk with Hutch

$184 and up from Wayfair

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Maybe you're looking to get off the dining room or coffee table altogether but just don't have room for a full desk? This "floating" desk design might be your space-saving solution. Not only does it have both a workspace and storage solution built into its design, but at the end of the day, you can fold it all away. It comes in white, black, and oak finishes to complement any decor. 


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The Office Oasis Desk Organizer
Amazon

The Office Oasis Desk Organizer

$40 from Amazon

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This simple wood, plastic, and rubber desk organizer has six compartments you can rearrange in any configuration you want, and they fit snugly into a wooden tray that keeps them in place. The tray is available in three styles: black, brown, and natural.   


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The Vault All-in-One Desk Organizer
Crate & Barrel

The Vault All-in-One Desk Organizer

$50 from Crate & Barrel

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Unlike other storage boxes with a lid, this one unfolds like a greeting card to reveal compartments inside that make it easy to locate your desk accessories. It even includes two small storage drawers. At the end of the day, put everything back and close the box to store away clutter. 

 Wooden Briefcase
Etsy

Wooden Briefcase

$259 and up from Etsy

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If you like the idea of something you can carry around — especially once working from home isn't necessary — or that has a vintage flair, this walnut and leather briefcase has tons of ways to store different items and includes a leather strap and metal hardware details. It can also be personalized with your name and/or include a lock and key for a higher purchase price.  


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Gamenote Wooden Supply Holder
Amazon

Gamenote Wooden Supply Holder

$14 from Amazon

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Okay, yes, it looks like it's for kids, but who among us could not use a bit more color and cheer in our lives these days? This rainbow-themed wooden caddy has five compartments perfect for storing your smaller desk accessories. 


Bamboo Stash Box
Amazon

Bamboo Stash Box

$30 from Amazon

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Yes, a stash box is normally used for, um, other items — hence the three plastic containers that come with this one — but stash boxes make for great home office storage as well. This one is bamboo and includes three compartments and one lid compartment for your smaller desk accessories.  


Wooden Tray Organizer
Etsy
Adjustable Lap Desk
Amazon

Adjustable Lap Desk

$30 from Amazon

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This home office storage container will allow you to move around the house as needed  because it also acts as a laptop desk. The desk opens up to reveal three compartments underneath that can hold office supplies and other necessary work accessories like earbuds, eyeglasses, and more. 


Two-Tier Utility Cart
Amazon

Two-Tier Utility Cart

$50 and up from Amazon

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Similar to the other rolling cart on this list, this one comes with a cover for the top compartment, meaning it does multitasking double duty as a small table that you can set your coffee or other items on. It comes in black, white, gray, and turquoise.

Ravaror Storage Box
Ikea

Ravaror Storage Box

$25 from Ikea

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Ikea always has some interesting storage solutions, and this one is no different. It has three compartments that stack on top of one another, meaning you can put your least-used items down low and the ones you use every day up top. Finally, it has a handle that lets you move it around as necessary to make space for other things. 


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Elin Desk Caddy
Design Within Reach

Elin Desk Caddy

$100 from Design Within Reach

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This modern and chic desk caddy features lots of compartments for storing work accessories, measures 13.5-by-9.5 inches, and is 7.5 inches tall. Made from a powder-coated aluminum body and oak handle, it comes in six colors.  


 Jenna Desk Caddy
World Market

Jenna Desk Caddy

$25 from Cost Plus World Market

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For a similar desk caddy that's a little more budget-friendly, this toolbox-inspired option is made out of MDF, with a mango wood handle and four compartments for storing accessories.

Steelcase Soto Mobile Desk Caddy
West Elm

Steelcase Soto Mobile Desk Caddy

$296 from West Elm

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This desk caddy, at nearly 2 feet high and just over 21 inches deep, includes plenty of space for larger items, including your laptop. It has casters for easy portability and an upper shelf with a fabric pad for items that might require a little more care. Finally, it's U.S.A-made by Michigan-based Steelcase, a company known for quality workplace design. 


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Office Utility Caddy
Pottery Barn

Office Utility Caddy

$50 from Pottery Barn

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This stylish black desk caddy has smaller compartments for accessories on one side and a larger compartment on the other, which is especially useful for storing any books or other reference materials you might need for work. It's constructed of sturdy iron and powder-coated. 


Toni Storage Caddy
Urban Outfitters

Toni Storage Caddy

$44 from Urban Outfitters

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This storage caddy is one we can easily see being used in other ways around the house in the event you go back to the office. Made of wood and metal, with a carrying case for easy movability, it also has a compartment under a small drawer for storing things like cords or other items that might get in the way of other things. 

Poppin Small Desk Accessory
Container Store

Poppin Small Desk Accessory

$15 from The Container Store

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If you're only looking for something to put a few small accessories in, the Poppin desk accessory is both minimalist and has a small footprint. Made of durable plastic, it has three compartments and a cord pass-through for charging a phone. It also comes in pink, gray and white.


Round White 3-Tier Rolling Cart
Container Store

Round White 3-Tier Rolling Cart

$35 from The Container Store

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If you like the idea of a rolling utility cart but need something with a smaller footprint, this three-tiered round version does the job. Made out of steel, it includes casters and each shelf can hold 6.6 pounds. 


Perch Magnetic Modular System
Container Store

Perch Magnetic Modular System

$7 and up from The Container Store

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If you've got some wall space that would serve as a better spot for home office organization, the Perch system of products from The Container Store might be your best option. It's fully configurable, offering lots of different sized compartments, and each attaches to the wall using a magnetic surface and 3M Command Mounting Strips. 


UnionBasic Rotatable Organizer
Amazon

UnionBasic Rotatable Organizer

$27 from Amazon

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Another home office storage solution of the rotating variety, this one has five compartments and comes in more than 20 different styles to fit just about any home decor.