The past few days have been a whirlwind of emotions and fatigue. I packed all my belongings, left my old apartment, stored all my belongings in a hotel room during my birthday, moved into my new apartment and, finally, I got strep throat. The best part about all of this, however, is my opportunity to redecorate, reorganize and take control of my rather messy life.
As a college student, one of the most important things to me is a clean desk. I cannot study without a clean desk, nor can I blog. So before I completed the rest of my room, I made it a priority to make my desk a place of peace. I wholeheartedly believe that we should all try to live the most organized lives we can, and what better place to start than with one of the more intimate places?
For starters, I crave easy access. Yes, I am aware that I just wrote a phrase abundant of sexual innuendo possibilities. To be quite serious though, I need all my most used supplies at my finger tips, ready for all my study sessions and essay writing. For this, I believe that open pen/pencil containers are the best. I opted out for a much more attractive and quirky style this year by separating and storing my pens and pencils in old jam containers I collected from my addiction to fresh made jams at the Farmer’s Market. These clear containers are perfect for finding the exact color highlighters I need in a hurry without taking up too much room.
Next, I like having a well-lit space, so that my work can be seen no matter what time of day. I chose a desk lamp with storage for miscellaneous supplies I might need close-at-hand. In here I stored my back up pens/pencils, scissors, pushpins and a mini stapler.
My absolute favorite part of my desk is the hutch storage. In my two drawers, I tuck spare away electronic cords and spare art supplies I might need for either color coordinating my notes or for crafting purposes. Above the drawers, there are three sectioned of shelves. I like to keep my sunglasses at one end. At the other end, I have a storage box full of important papers like pictures, receipts, coupons and some cards from my family. In the middle section I keep the supplies I might be needing in-the-go for school. I have my post-it tabs, note cards, and fine tipped Stabilo pens (these are my best purchase YET).
For the most part, I like to keep the rest of my desktop clear other than a few note pads and my favorite pen I might need to jot down quick thoughts or notes. I also like to decorate my free shelf space with some candles, pictures, books and flowers.*
For now, I feel very satisfied with my organization. When my desk is organized, my life is organized. Good luck with all YOUR desk organizing. Remember: simplicity is the best.
Anything you feel I should add to my desk? Leave a comment below!
*yes, my flowers are fake 😉