9/23/2015 | DIY/Creative Ideas


Aunt Peaches DIY Desk Caddy

Keeping organized is critical for success in school or the workplace, but managing clutter can be a full-time job! A desk caddy is a handy solution with a variety of applications; paperwork, homework, stationary, bills, receipts…the possibilities are endless!


Readymade desk caddies can be expensive and don’t always accommodate your specific needs. Here, using some empty cartons and a few rolls of tape, you can build one yourself without limitations on size or the number of compartments. It’s a portable, inexpensive, easy-to-customize, easy-to-decorate command central you can make in under an hour!



  • Scissors
  • Empty boxes (food cartons are an excellent choice)
  • Duct Tape


1. Trim off the tops of the boxes leaving a smooth top edge.

2. Use duct tape to wrap around the top edge with a 1” lip, then fold inward creating a covered rim.

3. Place your boxes next to each other and bind together using a single piece of duct tape all along the bottom (paperclips may be helpful with this first round). Add another piece of tape a few inches up, and repeat again until all the boxes are secured together.

4. After covering the entire surface of the cartons with duct tape, embellish with patterned tape or other accessories.

About the Author aunt peaches flower hatPeaches is the artist and author behind Aunt Peaches, dubbed “the Citizen Kane of craft blogs” by the Huffington Post. Always on the lookout for clever ideas, Peaches shares creative and inexpensive how-to projects for those who love where they live. Follow her on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.





Comment from Office Mall | Office Supply Stores Online
December 2, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Hi Peaches,

I super love the idea of making your own desk caddy! I am an OCD and a total cleaning freak, so I basically detest clutter. And finding the right organizer for me and my space is really hard to find. I am so glad I found this post!! Now I can do my very own organizer, and actually make as many as I can. Haha! Because I tend to store so many different things, and there’s not enough sections in a ready-made organizer. At least now I can do as many as 10 sections for all my stuff!

I hope to hear more office organizing ideas from you soon!

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