If you inhabit a cubicle or a small office each working day, it makes a lot of sense to take full advantage of whatever space that you do have available to you.
You simply cannot increase your square footage but you can make good use of storing your office items on various levels. I like to compare this to building a skyscraper in a city. There is only so much real estate square footage so why not build up?
Just like I’ve recently started using my cubicle walls by purchasing cubicle accessories such as a cubicle shelf and a hanging letter tray, I’ve also taken advantage of using different levels with a desk shelf. The one shown to the left is the Safco Onyx Off-Surface Shelf and is very close in dimensions and design to the one I have in my office (seen in the images below).
You can store books, office items, and personal items on top of the desk top shelf while, at the same time, you can store other items below the shelf. The following is my desk shelf in my cubicle at work empty and full. Cubicle shelves can certainly expand your office footprint whether they be on the walls or on your desktop.
As you can see from the images above, I store anything and everything on my office desk shelf. It is perfect for large text books and other office items and the best thing about it is that I still have enough room to store other items like my tissue box and coffee cups. I’m sure you can imagine how you could utilize a desk shelf such as the one shown here in your own office or cubicle.
With the proliferation of different types of office items today, I’m sure you can imagine that there are many different types of desk shelves available in the marketplace. The three desk shelves below are 3 popular cool office supplies that should do the job no matter which one that you choose for your own office.
Three Highly-Rated Desk Shelves
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As you can see from the above images, there are many different flavors of desk shelves that you can purchase. Some are equipped with small drawers as can be seen in the image in the middle above and there are many different dimensions and materials from which you can choose.
If you want to expand the storage capabilities in your office or cubicle, a small investment in an office desk shelf will be well worth the money!
Bob has been blogging for over 20 years and has been an office and cubicle dweller for more than 35 years. He has been featured in numerous online publications such as US News and World Report, Bustle, and Work Awesome (you can read his articles here). He created the popular office website CubicleBliss in January 2011 and rebranded it as WorkspaceBliss in April 2020.
In the office he’s been an IT Manager, Applications Engineer, Systems Analyst, Software Project leader, and Programmer Analyst in his long career. He’s a Certified Microsoft Professional and possesses a Masters of Science degree and two Bachelor of Science degrees, one of those in Informational Technology.
During his career he has worked in the office full-time, as a hybrid remote worker, and has worked from home permanently.