Six Quick Tips for Desk Organisation

I’m not going to lie, my desk this year for some reason ended up a huge mess of papers and ‘to do’ post it notes everywhere! I just felt stressed and disorganised. I have decided enough now, as that’s not a productive
environment to work in, so I’ve had a big spring clean and got my desk organised. Here are a few of my tidy tips.

# 1 – Pen pot – Everything you need is in one place right at your fingertips. Mine includes pens, scissors, a ruler, stapler remover, different coloured highlighters and of course a pink pen! Underneath is a handy clip and pin set I got from Sainsburys (for maybe £2) last September, it contains handy little office essentials like paperclips, elastic bands, mini bull dog clips and pin board pins.

#2 – A printer. If you are studying or have a home office, then a printer is a must. I bought this 3-in-1 printer, copier, scanner. It’s WiFi too, so you can print from your tablet or phone too without having to faff with connecting leads, etc.

#3 – A wall planner. This helps see at a glance see what is to do. I’m also like to cross off each day/month – nothing like counting down the days lol! I got this one free, but they are really cheap at most stationery shops or Amazon. I also use different coloured stickers to colour-code what different days mean e.g. orange means I’m at school, blue means holidays 🙂  I am a very visual person, so I find this really helps me. 
# 4 – Note making. I have definitely found I get a lot more productive when I use a notebook. I use it to write down things like blog post ideas, or photos I need to take and when I am going to upload the post. I’m aiming to get back to regular blog uploading (so watch this space!) 

#5 – A diary – I posted this diary on Instagram the other day. I love the gorgeous sparkly blue colour 🙂 It’s a soft A5 size and really lightweight from Paperchase – no excuses not to carry it around with me. It was also 30% off as people don’t normally buy diaries in mid-February! I have also started to colour code things like Birthdays, things to do for uni/placement and meeting friends, etc with different coloured highlighters. I’m hoping then as with my wall planner, at a glance I can see what’s happening that week.

# 6 – Something to make you feel good about being at your desk. The final thing I like to have on my desk is a candle. This one is the Yankee Pink Dragon Fruit – it smells amazing! Why wouldn’t I want to sit here and smell this! 🙂 

Do you have any fun/creative ideas for organising your life?

Thanks for reading!
Lots of love, Helen xoxo 
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4 Comments

  1. 20th February 2015 / 6:06 pm

    Great post! I really need to get a planner but I can't really decide on one, forever being an indecisive person! Last week I arranged my laptop in such a way that it sits like a desktop. I've a stand for my keyboard, an external wireless mouse and keyboard. My desk has a pull-out section for the keyboard so it works out handy enough! I've done this partly due to a spinal issue and to make it easier on my neck, but I also feel like it makes me feel more organised and productive!

    Catherine x

    • 21st February 2015 / 10:40 am

      Thank you for your lovely comment Catherine 🙂 Your desk sounds very organised! Yes, it is really important, like you say, to make sure as well as being organised, a desk set-up is practical to help avoid causing or aggravating health issues, as we spend a lot of time sat at our desks don't we. H xx

    • 22nd February 2015 / 8:34 pm

      Aww thank you Cat! Haha a messy desk is a sign of good productivity – we can just never find what we have done! 🙂 H xx

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