Desk Organisation Tips

teacher desk organisation

home office ideas for cheap

𝓚𝓮𝓮𝓹𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓲𝓽 𝓟𝓮𝓻𝓼𝓸𝓷𝓪𝓵

Since lock-down began there have been 4 of using this 'home office'. My brother who is finishing his first year at university, my mum who works certain days from home for her banking job. My dad who is a lecturer that has lessons and marking to do, then there's me who is still teaching her little ones but through remote learning. 

We try to keep the desk part of the office as tidy and neat as possible, so that means that whoever is using the desk, will not complain about it being a mess and we leave things like they were left. I'm surprised that nothing has gone wrong yet...we seem to be doing pretty well. I personally don't use this desk all the time, I prefer working from the comfort of my bed, but a few days a week, when I have paper based things to do or meetings this is much easier. 

teacher desk home office

𝓓𝓸 𝓪 𝓹𝓾𝓻𝓰𝓮

If you want to keep your workspace organised then you need to have a good old purge of everything that is there and only keep what you really need. We like to keep a notebook* at our side for making notes during meetings, doodling when we're bored or even just incase - this one is a project book style, the sections give us all a bit each.  The unicorn is such a fun addition, one of my students gifted me this at Christmas, its a device cleaner. Its great to clean computer screens, phones and anything techy - plus its super cute. 

Necessities sometimes means paperwork, and a lot of it. Its hard to do a purge and get rid of it all because we need bills, letters ect. I've tried the whole letter tray thing but it was filling up with junk, then I tried folders but it was too much faf. These acrylic drawers however are life changing. At the weekend I ordered some stickers from Etsy to place on the front to organise my paper work life even more. In these, we store the documents that we need on a regular basis or things that need to be kept at arms reach. 

𝓢𝓲𝓶𝓹𝓵𝓮 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓟𝓻𝓮𝓽𝓽𝔂

I think the most important thing when it comes to a home office or desk organisation is to keep it simple yet pretty, well this is my main aim anyway. I don't like overloading the desk with tons of little things, I would much rather have 1 thing that stores everything well and looks nice! This pen pot* for example does the job perfectly. Pens are my weakness, as you can see I have a lot. This isn't even half of them ... I have more in mugs in my bedroom. The different sections allow me to store a range of different pens and pencils for different uses, they also make taking notes a lot more fun. 

Also, on the same point, keep what you need and toss what you don't use. 

desk organiser

𝓐𝓵𝓵 𝓲𝓷 𝓞𝓷𝓮

If you have a small work area or if you just take one thing away from this whole post, then please let it be this. This desk organiser will change your life and make so many things simpler and easier for you. Since having this organiser* in our lives it has been incredible. 

It has a small section at the back to hold a few bits of stationery, in our case we keep odd pens and scissors. Then there are other compartments for other items, a phone stand - great if you have calls and videos as the angle of it is perfect! A section for those beautiful rainbow coloured post it notes*, I love jotting down random things on here, to do lists and anything that comes into my brain. Then the little sections are perfect to hold, mini items such as stapler, glue stick, lip balm - basically anything cute.  This and so much more is available from Viking, they stock everything you need to keep your desk organised and perfect. 

𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓕𝓸𝓻𝓰𝓸𝓽𝓽𝓮𝓷 𝓐𝓫𝓸𝓾𝓽 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓮𝓻𝔂

When it comes to organising, I think its best to always keep the things you might not use on a daily basis close by. On the window ledge behind the desk, we keep a roll of sellotape* and a box of fold back clips* (bulldog clips). These might seem to random and unnecessary but you never know when you need them and its easier to keep them close by then run around looking for them. 

How do you keep your desk organised? 

*post in collaboration with Viking, some items marked with a * are gifted


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