Being a writer, blogger, and entrepreneur is an amazing thing! I have the ability to work from anywhere I want and make some amazing connections and friendships along the way. Once I chose this career path, I honestly can’t imagine doing anything else.
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With being able to work mostly from home, I’m always giving fellow bloggers advice on creating their own workspace and home office. Doing so gives structure, formality, and organization. All three are key components of being a successful business owner. In this post I have created a list of office must-haves that help with organization, and are all things I own and use.
If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know that I am an absolute stickler for organization in almost every aspect of my life. This planner is my idea of perfection! I have the ability to open up to a single page and see my entire week in one glance, and plan things out. It gives me the space to keep track of both personal and business related things.
My favorite part of this is that at the end of each week, I can look back and see where I need to focus my goals at the following week. In my personal areas, if I need to take more steps or drink more water. In business, which category in my blog I need to add more to, or which social media platform I should focus on growing. After seeing all of this, I can easily adjust my goals for the following week to make improvements in both business and personal.
In keeping with my organization theme, I color code all my notes, checklists, my planner, everything. By doing this, I can easily find what I am looking for. This made me an excellent student way back in the day, and it is always something I’ve done ever since. These pens are a personal favorite because they last quite a while, and are easy to write with.
While I do love organization, I want my office to be fun as well. This tape dispenser just makes my inner child giggle every time I see it or use it. It also has multiple functions, making this desk accessory even better.
A chair is the foundation for a great office space! It has to be comfortable and functional. Let’s face it, we all sit down to write and the need for quality back support and posture is a very big deal.
I can’t recommend this filing box enough! This is a game changer in terms of organization for me. It is small and portable, and doesn’t take up a ton of space. As a blogger, I am always taking online classes to be better, and there are workbooks with those and notes. I should be a professional note-taker because I write everything down. There are also contracts, affiliate terms, and more that need printing and keeping on hand. Without this, I would have paperwork everywhere, and I really do mean everywhere.
I am always amazed at how much trash I can accumulate in my office. But a trash can is imperative because otherwise I would be constantly going down the hall to my kitchen for that one. These Simplehuman trash cans are the best. I have a large one in the kitchen, this small one under my sewing table, and one in my office.
Nathan and I have replaced every trash can in our home with these. We have also replaced some of our kitchen items like the dish rack and paper towel holder with ones from Simplehuman, because it is an upgrade that will last!
I know this sounds funky in this list. But if you’re like me and always cold, this is the throw for you! I have been an avid Sunbeam fan for many years now. This heated throw is the best addition to my office because I can work comfortably and be more productive. I relax when I am warm, versus being fidgety and unfocused when I am too cold. The cord is a great length to plug in under my desk into the power strip and not be in the way.
Good lighting is essential for any workspace. Nathan and I converted a spare bedroom into my office and there is a ceiling light. But if I’m writing or reading, it isn’t quite enough. Having a desk lamp to see what is on my desk is very helpful.
This organizer is the place where I keep everything that needs to be filed once it is ready. It keeps the paper from being loose on my desk because that is where it goes to get lost. I’m not a fan of things getting lost in my office, so this is perfect.
I hope this list has helped you to become more organized! I am a stickler for organization and functionality of my workspace, while being comfortable at the same time. This list is everything I deem essential in my office and use every day.
Being able to work at home is a wonderful opportunity. Organization equals productivity and I find that even more important when working from home.
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