14 Office accessories for a truly minimalist workspace
The whole point of minimalism is to cut out the superfluous and keep just and only what you need. When you apply this mentality to your workspace, it means minimal items on your desk, great storage and organization, and plenty of dual-purpose products.
- Which desks should you use for a minimalist workspace? We have a collection of work desks you can view to make your workspace one of a kind.
- I’m not bothered about clutter – where can I find more stuff to add to my desk? Check out our entire workspace gadgets category for more productivity-increasing devices!
- I need to Marie Kondo the rest of my home. Where do I start? Look no further than our storage and organization category for total KonMari inspo.
Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, and Steve Jobs all had (at least) one thing in common: a messy desk. According to the theory of relativity genius himself, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” While many of you might use that as an excuse to keep your desk looking, well, well-used, it doesn’t mean it’s always helpful.
It doesn’t take a genius to realize that a messy desk can lead to a disheveled workday. Especially in an age where we’re usually dealing with tangled cables rather than stacks of loose leaf paper, having a tidy and minimalist workspace is often exactly what your productivity needs. Check out these office gadgets to keep your desk (and mind) clear for new thoughts and ideas.
Twelve South BookArc möd for MacBook
Switching from your laptop to your desktop might be a vital part of your workflow, but having two devices takes up a lot of valuable desk real estate. Rather than use your MacBook as a coaster, keep it safe, secure, and accessible with the BookArc möd. Featuring real wood, its sleek arc design also features a built-in cable management system.
Docking Drawer In-Drawer Electrical Outlets
Out of sight out of mind doesn’t necessarily mean shoving things into a drawer, although these handy outlets make that possible. Installing into your desk drawer, the Docking Drawer gives you instant access to outlets and ports so your gadgets and remain hidden even while recharging.
Yohann P1 Walnut Stand for iPad Pro
When it’s time to switch over to your iPad, the P1 Stand from Yohann is a must. Thanks to the unique design, you can work on your device at virtually any angle. There’s even a built-in storage spot for your Apple Pencil. Featuring a single piece of wood, the P1 Stand blends in perfectly into your minimalist workspace as the simple lines look more like a piece of art.
STEALTHO Transforming Desk Organizer with Wireless Charger
It’s all in the name: STEALTHO combines loads of convenient features without really looking like it. Compact and minimal, it has a modular design with its 12-in-one features. It includes a writing board, copy holder, sticky notes stand, pen holder, and more. But, with a little tech inside, it also offers built-in wireless charging, works as a USB hub, and even includes a micro SD card reader and HDMI port.
Bento Stack Apple Accessories Organizer
The more devices we have, the more accessories we have. While Apple tries to make it easier by using the same connectors for multiple devices, we still need everything within reach. The Bento Stack Organizer is designed with Apple products in mind. There’s space for everything inside from adapters to cables to your Apple Watch straps. It encloses everything safely inside and is finished with an Apple color exterior to perfectly match your desk.
GAZEPAD PRO Wireless Charging Mouse Pad
Combining a mouse pad with a wireless charging station, the GAZEPAD PRO is the all-in-one solution your workspace needs. Sleek and stylish, the PU leather exterior is exceptionally modern. Working with all Qi-enabled devices, it’ll make you want to start using a mouse if you don’t already.
Grovemade Wooden iPhone Docking Station
Grovemade is all about simplicity in design. Pairing beautiful wood grain and your choice of an aluminum or brass base, the iPhone Docking Station keeps your device upright, accessible, and tidy. Your Lightning charger slides up through the back so you can also charge and sync with one simple motion.
Anker PowerPort Cube Power Strip
If an in-drawer power station doesn’t fit your wallet, the PowerPort Cube from Anker will. As the name suggests, this cube is all about power. With three AC outlets and just as many USB ports, you can put the PowerPort Cube right where it’s needed most: under your desk. It keeps your cables out of sight yet its convenient placement keeps your devices going all day long.
Stak Ceramics Bloom Phone Vase
No desk is complete without just a little bit of personality. Featuring a beautiful ceramic design, the Stak Vase puts your smartphone at the perfect angle so you never miss a notification. But, even when your device isn’t there, the Vase still adds to your desk, holding a few stems.
Rest Composure Collection Magnetically Connected Organizer
Organization looks different for everyone and the Composure Collection from Rest lets you do you. With a magnetic system, you can attach and reattach the organizing modules as you see fit. From your glasses to your spare change to your Apple Watch, nothing on your desk will look out of place again.
UPERGO Standing Desk Converter
Get the benefits of a standing desk without all the bulk. The UPERGO is minimalist in design yet maximalist in benefits. A simple motion brings the surface up and down, allowing you to transform your desk into a standing desk. Thanks to the sturdy base, you can use UPERGO places beyond your desk to wherever inspiration strikes. Complete with a wooden top, it’s also easy on the eyes.
Dreamfarm Gripet Magnetic Note Holder
If you do prefer to have paper around your workspace, you can still maintain a minimalist area. Featuring a magnetic design, Gripet holds onto any paper you push into it. All those little scribbles and doodles and random ideas and even thank you cards you just can’t seem to part with and remain on display and in your line of sight.
Silk Cable Wrangler Magnetic Cord Organizer
Sitting unobtrusively on your desk, nightstand, or wherever you keep your charging cables, the Cable Wrangler offers an intuitive solution to dropped cables: magnets. Securing your connector on the top, you’ll never have to deal with slipping cables and cords. Instead, they’ll always be in reach right where you left them.
Artifox Wood Standing Desk 02
Last and certainly not least, any product from Artifox is synonymous with a minimalist workspace. The Standing Desk 02 doesn’t just keep your workspace tidy, it IS a tidy workspace. Combining the natural with the modern, the desk is loaded with organizing features such as a cable grill to organize your cables, add-on pegs and hooks, a stand to elevate your screen, and STRAPS to secure all your cables and adapters in hands-reach place.
How does your workspace look? Let us know how you keep things tidy in the comments!
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