I’ve never really bought into the idea that a full, cluttered desk is a sign that you’re super busy and creative, and far too important to organise yourself. When my desk gets messy, I just feel a bit out of control, and if anything, far less creative, as I feel hemmed in by stuff.
My desk has taken on a distinctly scruffy vibe lately, and it’s not cool.
So, it was time for a tidy up.
Despite my slummy title, tidying is one thing I really don’t mind. You don’t have to get your hands wet for a start, and it’s basically arranging things into nice piles, not cleaning per se. I was also feeling inspired as I had a couple of lovely new bits from Red Candy to include – a rather lovely copper letter rack and two giant thimbles.
The giant thimbles are designed are storage, either to keep pens in, or perhaps craft supplies. I think they’d be lovely for a crafter to keep knitting needles in, as modelled here by Red Candy:
I used mine though as plant pots, to bring a bit of spider baby action to the office. As you know, I’m a spider baby fiend, and like to spread the love. I also thought they’d be nice company for the teeny tiny succulent Belle gave me for Mothers’ Day.
Then it was just a case of sweeping all of my empty crisp packets and used tissues into the bin, stacking my notebooks neatly, and giving everything a good clean. I found a pack of face wipes in drawer, which came in very handy, even if they did make the office pong a bit of tea tree.
I think it looks pretty nice doesn’t it?
Now I have no excuse for not getting on with some work.
What are your desk essentials? Do you work with a messy desk or do you prefer the minimalist approach?
I was sent the giant thimbles and copper letter rack from Red Candy for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.