In order for a productive work day to happen for me, the organization of your desk is an absolute must! As I’ve mentioned before in a previous post, working from home can have its plus and minuses as long as you stick to a few general rules.
Since I’m lucky enough in our new town home to have an entire room for just my office, I’m allowed some creative decor freedom and am able to establish some personal “rules” to keep my sanity. If you know me personally, you know that I cannot handle clutter, messiness or just plain chaos in a room. Each evening, before I call it quits, I make sure to clean up my workspace and prep to start off the next morning in an organized manner. I’ve been known to go into full-fledge organizing mode at 7:30am if a space isn’t up to par.
Adding some pretty desktop accessories really goes a long way towards inspiring you to use the designated workspace! (ahh hmmmm …. those of you that end up working on the couch or bed!) The chic white letter trays and accessory tray (holding the pen cup) are from Poppin’. As a bonus … they come in some pretty fun, bright colors as well if you’re looking to have a little fun in your office space!
I grab most of my notebooks from Staples and I particularly love the bright colors available from Poppin’ as it’s the one I throw in my handbag when I’m on the go and I definitely can’t miss it!
If you are going to have to work on your finances, might as well make the notebook stylish as well! In an upcoming post, I’ll show you a glimpse inside this fantastic financial keeper created by May Designs.
…. and yes, a “You’ve Been Chic’d” pen cup is perfect compliment to my vast rotating assortment of pens.
Here’s the next BIG important tip ….. don’t just let the top of your desk be pretty & organized and then let the drawers be one big junk drawer of utter chaos! I organized my large desk drawer using office supply holders and boxes from the Martha Stewart’s home office organizing collection.
These gorgeous trays come in assortment of styles and hold anything from washi tape, rubberbands, mints, chapstick, paperclips, checkbooks, highlighters and more.
It is an ever-evolving space for me, but I love having a vibrant, clean workspace to go each morning. The management company that runs my town home even painted this accent wall bright coral …. I think we were a match made in heaven!
My desk space also blends perfectly with my IKEA Expedit shelving unit where I display my favorite things. You can go back to see that post by clicking here!
I hope I’ve inspired you to continue to get organized this year!
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UPDATE : I’ve moved into a new home and have an entirely new workspace! Check it out here!
Also, check out the feature from Shutterfly with 85 home office ideas, including mine!
Keep Living a Stylized Life.