I spent part of my day organizing our desk today, mostly because my husband forced me to! And partially because it was long over due. What’s the point in having a desk if it isn’t functional? So I am on the search for stylish ways to get organized. I would love to go out and buy all kinds of colorful organizers and create the desk of my dreams, but who has the money for that?! Luckily there are plenty of ways to have style on a budget.
I love the idea of finding items you already have and creating a new purpose for them. Reduce, ReUse, Recycle…Not only good for the enviroment but good for your budget as well! So I was thrilled when I stumbled upon these ideas about repurposing from BH&G. These egg cups and soup cans are given new life as desk organizers. Stylish small serving dishes are already pretty and the soup cans simply need your choice of favorite scrapbook paper, scissors and glue. You should take a look in your cabinets and see if you can’t find a hidden treasure!
One thing that drives me crazy about my desk is all the cords going everywhere. Phone chargers, Camera Chargers, Laptop cords… I love the idea of this stylish DIY charging station for all our electronics from Martha Stewart. They give you step-by-step instructions on creating one for your desk and you could easily pick up a box on sale or use one you already have and make it over with colorful paper.
I love this adorable business card holder I discovered on sale now by ArtIsEverything. Colorful and unique, it would brighten up any desk and keep your business cards always handy.
Last but not least, if you are a office supply junkie like me, you’ll love these creative paper clips by BarrelOfMonkey. They have all kinds to choose from, and even make pushpins.
Now to actually put these ideas to good use and get organized!