Spring Organizing: Your Desk

organizationVirginia Hart1 Comment

Despite Mother Nature toying with our hopes right now, it is indeed spring -
and therefore time to do one of the things I love most.


No seriously, I love it. You can ask any roommate I've had in boarding school, college, NYC. I take great pleasure in removing everything out of my closet/shelves/bookcases and re-folding/re-organizing. It's very therapeutic. If I were a character on "Friends", I'd be Monica. And just like Monica, I probably drove those aforementioned roommates absolutely crazy.

I make a million lists and I insist on having a place for all items in my life; I require many boxes, folders, bags, pouches, other spaces in which to store things. I realize that this is a sign of perhaps over-compartmentalizing my life in some obsessive compulsive way, but let's be honest, we're all a little screwy.

First thing on the list to organize? Your desk. Having an organizational system on your desk is conducive to productivity, but it's also important to really enjoy and find inspiration & happiness in your work area. Here are some favorites to help organize and brighten your desk. They also make great gift ideas!

Russell & Hazel
shop here

acrylic collator - $40

pencil set - $35

jotters set - $16

 mini binder - $16

one day at a time - $30

quips + queries set - $24

signature three-ring - $24

all images from here

Dabney Lee
shop/personalize here

monogrammed catch all - $40

                personalized desk pad -$65                         

personalized fill-in planner - $55

personalized rolodex - $75

all images from here

Container Store
shop here

large sliding drawer organizer - currently on sale for $5.99

semikolon document box - $17.99 ea

stainless steel magnetic wall pocket - $21.99

synchronicity stockholm magazine file - $10.99 ea

acrylic desktop file - $24.99 ea

all images from here

Sometimes it's helpful to see other offices/desks for inspiration. Check out the office of one of my favorite bloggers, Jen Ramos, here. It's so cheery! I would love to have a room like that one day. Please note the card on her inspiration board:

"Life is too short to dance with ugly men." :)

Happy spring organizing!

until next time,