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5 Things You Need from Homegoods for Office Organization

January 29, 2018

This post was sponsored by Homegoods but as always, all thoughts and opinions are genuinely my own.
If you’ve been following my Instagram stories over the past month, then you know I’ve been on a bit of an organization kick. From the refrigerator to under the bathroom sink, La Casa de Emilyeveryday is finally getting it’s act together! You think I would have done this sooner especially since we’ve been living in the house for two and a half years and I am a Virgo. (We’re known to be the most organized members of the zodiac. ??‍♀️) But better late than never! The good news is that the office has been in good standing since I updated it back in September. And as someone who blogs from my home, I often get asked how I stayed organized. My secret: Homegoods.

The Cat’s Out of The Bag!

Now you know! Homegoods is my go-to destination for all of my organizational needs. The truth of the matter is, I don’t just want my home to be orderly, I want it to be appealing. Which means I’m constantly on the lookout for pieces that offer form AND function. Yes, they do exist! Homegoods has some of the best products for organizing your office in a stylish manner. So I’ve rounded up my top five must-haves and where in the store you can find them!

Pro Tip: Back-to-school is the best time to shop for these type of items!

#1 Drawer Organizers

Metal, plastic, acrylic, glass – these drawer organizers come in all different materials, colors, and sizes! They’re the perfect storage solution for helping to declutter shallow drawers. (Don’t judge the colored pencils.)

Where to find them: The kitchen aisle near the silverware organizers

#2 Magazine Files

Perfect for storing magazines, loose papers, notebooks, binders, and files – this multipurpose item is a must have for your office! Don’t want people seeing the clutter inside? Flip them around for a streamlined look!

Where to find them: Office section

#3 Storage Boxes

The best solution for those who have little to no storage in their desks! This is where I hide my bulky items like packing tape dispensers and three hole punches. Available in tons of sizes and colors to fit your design taste.

Where to find them: Office section

#4 Drawer Units

These babies are the real MVP! Conceals all those loose paper products that you never know what to do with, envelopes, receipts, blank Thank You cards. And the smaller ones are great for loose items like paperclips, push pins, and staples!

Where to find them: Office section

#5 File Boxes

A filing box is the perfect place to store all your bills and important documentation. Just one of these is enough for both Brian and I. Get a second one for added storage and to balance out your shelves!

Where to find them: The basket aisle or in the office section.


Nothing’s more daunting than organizing a messy office. My advice? Take stock of what you have to figure out the best storage solutions for your space! Have a ton of loose papers? Filing boxes and magazine files are going to be your best friends. Don’t know where to put your big, bulky items? Snag a couple of storage boxes FOR THE WIN! Now go forth and get that office organized. Because as the old saying goes, “For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earny.” Was that corny or what? 😉

Want Some More Organization Inspiration?

Check out these amazing bloggers and the spaces that they organized for 2018:

Liz: Home and Fabulous
Kristy: Kristy Wicks
Oscar: Oscar Bravo Home
Ceres: The Pink Dream
Gloribell: Know How She Does It
Cara: Goldalamode
Tamara: Designs By Tamara Lee
Amy: Crazy Chic Design
Ashley: House of Five
Summer: Summer Adams
Anita: Anita Yokota

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  • Reply Kristy Wicks January 29, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    I love what you picked from Homegoods! So gorgeous & I love your office so much. It’s gorgeous. I need an office space like this..


    • Reply emilyeveryday January 29, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      Is it a shame to say that I prefer the couch over my office? 😉

  • Reply Anita Yokota January 29, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Great ideas Emily!

  • Reply Martha January 29, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    No secret I adore your office space, everything looks so organized AND fancy!!

    • Reply emilyeveryday January 29, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      Hahah thanks Martha! Is it crazy that I’m already itching for a change? 😉 You know how we are!

  • Reply Summer Adams January 29, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    OK Emily, cutest office ever! You found the perfect pieces and they all look so pretty! Love your style and I love the way this came together! XOXO

    • Reply emilyeveryday January 31, 2018 at 10:25 am

      Ahh thank you Summer. You are the sweetest. 🙂

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    Your office is so functional and pretty. I gave up my office space for a man cave. I think this spring I may transform a guest room into office/guest room.

    • Reply emilyeveryday January 31, 2018 at 10:25 am

      Yesss you should totally do it! Thankfully, this was just a small third bedroom that we could transform into an office. We’ve got some big DIY plans for this space coming up!

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  • Reply Oscar @Oscar Bravo Home January 30, 2018 at 12:35 am

    How did I miss the awesome file box when I went to HomeGoods?? Looks like I need to make another trip! Basket aisle or office aisle-Got it! Thanks for the tips!

  • Reply Lizbeth Carrillo January 30, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Emely, your office looks so nice, I’m jealous! Are you looking for a roommate? 🙂

    • Reply emilyeveryday January 31, 2018 at 10:24 am

      Hahaha come on over girl, I won’t even charge rent!!

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    This room is both beautiful and functional. All the pieces you found at HomeGoods are amazing and I even purchased the magazine files for my daughters’ closet. Love their simplicity!

    • Reply emilyeveryday January 31, 2018 at 10:24 am

      Yesss I love those files too!! Thanks for all the love Gloribell. 🙂

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  • Reply Ashley Hale February 5, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    These are great ideas! Thank you for sharing!!

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    Hi Emily!
    Great post! Desk or office organization is very important to increase productivity. Thanks!
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