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Friday Favorites: Desk Essentials

August 26, 2016
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Today is the last day of the first week of school with students.  Whether you are a teacher, blogger, work from home, or in an office, if you have a desk, this post is for you. Actually, if you have a space where you keep office items that you wish was more organized, this post is for you.  For Friday favorites, I am sharing my desk essentials.  Not only are these essentials cute, but they are perfect for organization, planning, and will make your life easier.

In no particular order…

Post-it note holder

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If your desk is anything like mine, you have a plethora of post it notes.  I have a mint camera holder and this Kate Spade set.

A Post-it holder may seem impractical, but they really do help keep sticky pads from disappearing.  There are so many adorable Post-it note holders out there to fit every desk style and decor. Here are a few favorites I found:


Pencil/pen holder

I hate digging through my desk for pencils and pens! A pen/pencil holder/cup is a necessity for a clean desk. Here are some really cute options, but a mason jar also does the trick!


Pens

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My favorite pens that I use all of the time (just check my Instagram, and you will see dozens of photos with these pens) are these Paper Mate Flair felt tip pens in assorted colors.  They don’t bleed through, are the perfect weight, and keep me organized.

Spiral Notebook

I cannot function without my to do lists in my notebook every day.  To be honest, I can, but I don’t like to.  You can check out this post for my tips and tricks for making and keeping to do lists to see what I mean.    The large spiral notebooks are the best for making to do lists, meal plans, and grocery lists.  Check out some of my favorite brands and prints here:

Planner

Even though I use a digital calendar, I still write everything down in my paper planner.  I am less likely to forget about something when I hand write it.    Not to mention, I color code my planner, so it is easy to determine what kind of event or appointment it is.

Cork board tile

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These cork board tiles are perfect to hang reminders on, favorite quotes, or photos.

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What are your desktop essentials?  Leave a comment below with the things you love on your desk. 

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40 Comments

  • Reply Savannah August 26, 2016 at 6:38 am

    I am HORRIBLE with organization. Seriously, I try so hard to keep everything in its place, but it just never works out haha. I think it’s something that I really need to work on, because I know my productivity would improve. On a side note, that camera post-it note holder is the CUTEST thing ever!!! Thanks so much for sharing <3

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      Isn’t it adorable? My friend got it for me and I love it! I was the most unorganized child growing up. I am so glad that has changed. 😉 Work a little on it every week and you will be amazed!

  • Reply Nellwyn August 26, 2016 at 7:26 am

    I love that copper pencil holder and a cork board is essential!

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      I know! I wish I could change everything to copper. It’s so pretty.

  • Reply Crazy shenanigans August 26, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Yes! I need that post it holder! Too cute!

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      My friend got it for me. I adore it.

  • Reply Katie August 26, 2016 at 8:30 am

    That post it holder is SO CUTE!!

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you! I love it!

  • Reply Madeline August 26, 2016 at 9:44 am

    I work from home, so I am just putting together my work desk! So far I have my planner and laptop and sticky notes, but I definitely need a cork board for inspo ideas! Great tips! <3

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      The cork board is the best. It’s small but just what I need. They come in packs of 8 so you can make it as big as you want. Good luck! It sounds like you’re on the right track.

  • Reply Logan August 26, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Love your post-it holder! I have a LP planner as well and love mine!

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Thanks girl! Isn’t the LP the best?

  • Reply Rachel August 26, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Love all of these! Office supplies are my weakness!

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      Mine too, girl!

  • Reply Blythe Alpern August 26, 2016 at 11:58 am

    That post it holder is so kitsch. Love it. I’m also a big fan of spiral notebooks, mostly because I’m lefthanded and bound notebooks are a bit of challenge. I find using colored pens and brightly covered notebook really inspire me.

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      We have very similar tastes!

  • Reply Lecy | A Simpler Grace August 26, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    You’ve got some great picks here! I love the flair pens and use them for so many things. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      They are perfection. 🙂

  • Reply Lauren August 26, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    That post it note thing is seriously the most adorable addition to your desk! Those pens look awesome too

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      Thank you so much, Lauren. 🙂

  • Reply Mia August 26, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Your desk is so pretty! Those papermate pens are the BEST! I love the colors and the way they write. But I think my favorite is the cork board, I really need one of those! 🙂

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you so much!! Grab one, girl. They are the best

  • Reply Neely (@Neelykins) August 26, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    I love it all especially the post it note holder!

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks, Neely! It’s my favorite too!

  • Reply Jessy August 26, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    I’m obsessed with cute office supplies! Great picks!
    – Jessy
    http://www.currentbliss.com

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks, Jessy!!

  • Reply dixya @food, pleasure, and health August 27, 2016 at 5:19 am

    post-it notes and pens/highlighter is a must for me too.

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      🙂 Yes and yes!

  • Reply Chris Huston August 27, 2016 at 10:36 am

    I’m a notebook girl and I love finding new notebooks. I love your choices! With school back in session, Im obsessed with office supplies right now!

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      Me too! Back to school is the best for organizational freaks.

  • Reply Patricia @ Grab a Plate August 27, 2016 at 11:34 am

    OMG so cute! That Post-It note holder is too much! Great things you’ve shared!

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Yes! Thank you!

  • Reply Dominique August 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Love that toaster post-it holder!

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Me too! It’s so cute!

  • Reply Eliza Ferree August 27, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Love this post, course I’ve always been a sucker for back to school items. I want the corkscrew board.

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      Grab one, girl!

  • Reply Jenny August 28, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Such a cute desk! I am a huge office supply junkie so I need all of these.

    xoxo, Jenny

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      Thank you! Me too!

  • Reply Dia All The Things I Do August 28, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    I love this list. I am a post-it note obsession. I really hope to fix up my office this up coming month. I hardly use it to work but I know it will come in handy soon.

    • Reply Jessica August 30, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      I am obsessed with them too. 🙂

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