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There are many quality products out there to use for office storage and organization. From bookshelves to storage cubes, the options are endless when it comes to creating a cleaner space for you to work in. However, there are sustainable ways to organize your work life without continuously reaching into your wallet for something not so eco-friendly. Stepping back and thinking about ways to keep the environment safe while maintaining your work space is a great step toward living a more sustainable life. Eco-friendly organization ideas are resourceful and create a neater, less cluttered workspace for you to focus and be productive in during the day.


If there are old cardboard shoe boxes under your bed, utilize them instead of throwing them away. Just using some fabric, wrapping paper or paint on the box can make it go from an old piece of garbage to a new storage item on your work shelves. If you’re someone who purchases food sold in mason jars, wash those glass jars out and create a great eco-friendly organization idea. Repurposing glass jars and turning them into pen holders or supply storage is a budget-friendly way to keep your desk neat while not purchasing materials that will harm the environment.


Get thrifty and find used materials or antique items that can easily be transformed into office storage options! Whether you check out your favorite antique store or head to the closest Salvation Army or Goodwill, you are bound to find wicker baskets, wooden bins and other furniture perfect for office desk organization. Papers, filing folders, desk supplies or even waiting room magazines and newspapers can be organized in baskets and bins found at thrift stores. When you no longer feel thrifty, eco-friendly products—such as the many options Alle offers—are always there to meet your organizational needs.


If your office has open communication between employees, discussing furniture or items that can be brought into the office from home is a good way to reuse and share. Instead of throwing out old shelves or baskets, see if other staff members could utilize them. If you have too many old rags or hand towels, use those in your office’s kitchen instead of continuously purchasing paper towels. Your old, used items could be a co-worker’s organizational treasure if only you were to ask!

Allé Designs

Allé Designs was created with the concept to offer simple, beautiful, and functional ancillary products for commercial office spaces. Our full range of products, that are that are used and enjoyed every day, have one commonality – a lasting aesthetic that transcends short-lived trends.