Where to store home office supplies

  • Keeping on top of your growing list of home office supplies can be a challenge. Even if you have a dedicated home office, it’s still a challenge to store all the supplies. If you find that you don’t have enough space for materials in your home office, try the following:
  • storage bins that slide under your bed
  • a storage ottoman in your living room
  • bins in your garage or storage locker
  • mini-storage rental
  • a bookcase cabinet with doors that you can place anywhere in your home
  • baskets in your closet or above your kitchen cabinets
  • shelves
  • a hutch for above your desk
  • filing cabinet, if you have space

Be creative. There’s no rule that all your home office supplies need to be in your home office. If you insist on buying supplies in bulk, look around your home for places to keep them.

Laura says:

Great tips! I don’t keep many supplies on hand — just paper, toner cartridges, and pens and pencils. However, for those consultants who maintain an inventory I can see that these tips would be very helpful.