An uncluttered workspace helps get you in the right frame of mind for a productive working from home day

But you’ll need somewhere to store your small work tools and EDC essentials when you’re in focus mode. And that’s where the humble desk tray comes in. An unassuming work companion that quietly gets on with the job of corralling your clutter so you can get on with yours. So whether you’ve got a dedicated home office or have commandeered the dining table for your daily tasks, discover some of the best desk trays to help you stay on track while working from home…
BillyKirk No. 434 Black Round Valet Tray (US$27)
Don’t need to store a lot or don’t have a lot of desk space to play with? No problem. BillyKirk’s No. 434 Black Round Valet Tray is a savvy smaller option to keep essentials in one place without taking up too much space. Available in a choice of colorways, it’s handmade in California with full-grain vegetable-tanned leather that will develop its own unique patina over time.
Rustico Basin Leather Catch-All (US$30)
Simple, eye-catching and durable, Rustico’s Basin Leather Catch-All adds a touch of rugged class to your workspace. It’s made by hand in the USA with top-grain leather and brass studs, creating a handsome and hard-wearing catch-all that can hold everything from keys and a wallet, to pens, cables, small tools and more. Plus you can collapse it for easy travel packing too.
The Brown Buffalo Valet Tray – CORDURA® Black Multicam® (US$34)
If you’re seeking stealthy organization, you should have The Brown Buffalo Valet Tray in your sights. Made in California, the CORDURA® Black Multicam® construction balances understated professionalism with a dash of character, though a range of other options are available too. The press studs allow the Valet Tray to lay flat for convenient storage, packing in a work bag when it’s time to resume the daily commute, or stashing in your luggage for travel organization.
BASE Object 003 Desk Tray Set (US$36)
BASE brings adaptable minimalism to the table with their Object 003 Desk Tray Set. The two-piece set features a desk cup and a tray that can be nested together or used independently. The set is made from durable polystone and comes in a variety of colorways to suit your personal tastes.
DEFY Snappy Valet – Horween Austin Calf Leather (US$58)
Defy your desk clutter with this tough valet tray that combines simple practicality and hard-wearing handcrafted construction. This version of the Snappy Valet is made with premium Horween Austin Calf Leather and brass snaps (it’s also available in Horween Oxblood Chromexel® Leather). Super easy to set up for your working day or to unsnap and pack flat in a bag when you’re on the move.
Maxx&Unicorn Co. Catch-All – Solid Maple (US$68)
Clean and thoughtfully designed, the Maxx&Unicorn Co. Catch-All does a fine job letting its construction speak for itself. It’s crafted in the USA with sustainably harvested solid American Maple. A notch neatly holds your smartphone, keeping the rest of the tray free for other items.
Grovemade Desk Tray (US$80)
Smart in style and versatile in design, Grovemade’s Desk Tray neatly stores a variety of items thanks to four easy-access compartments. It’s crafted in Portland, Oregon with an attractive combination of solid cork and an aluminum base. The cork is dyed by hand with Japanese calligraphy ink and provides a soft, protective home for your desk essentials.
Tanner Goods Valet Tray (US$85)
Straightforward functionality and enticing aesthetics become one in the Tanner Goods Valet Tray. The catch-all can store a wide range of items, while bringing a dash of style to your work setup. It’s made in the USA with natural tooling leather and brass press fit rivets for long-lasting durability. 
Maxx&Unicorn Co. Hex Tray – Walnut (US$95)
Maxx&Unicorn Co.’s Hex Tray adds artistic flourish to your home office setup, with a stylish design featuring sustainably harvested American Walnut and Maple stripes. The tray has three separate compartments to organize a range of work and day-to-day items.
Courant CATCH:3 Wireless Charger and Accessory Tray (US$122.50)
Organization and wireless charging in one? You’ve got it with the CATCH:3 Wireless Charger and Accessory Tray. This nifty all-in-one organizer offers wireless charging for a single device, along with an additional USB-A port and a storage area to keep essentials in check. Made with a suave blend of pebble-grain Italian leather and sleek matte aluminum alloy, it’s a dapper addition to any desk.
KILLSPENCER Valet Tray (from US$135)
Looking to indulge in a touch of cool luxe? Cast your gaze to the kings of carry chic and their clean and classy Valet Tray. Crafted in the USA and available in three sizes, the tray features a powder coated steel tray and a removable, scratch-resistant bullhide or full-grain leather insert.

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