Having a well organised and ultimately a well styled work space, is essential for me to really be able to be productive and get things done. My desk is generally the hub for all things related to my blog, as well as a place to store a few folders and things to do with college. So, I feel like it always needs to be an inspiring place, that makes me feel creative and helps me to produce some great content, for you all to read. You can go and read My Desk Tour post HERE, for more info about my work space.
However, lately I’ve been getting bored of how it looks and how cluttered it seems. So, I thought I would rework and change it up a little bit and bring you all along with me; sharing my tips and the steps I go through, along the way.
1. Create The Atmosphere
Whenever I’m doing any type of re-organising or tidying, I will always put some background music on, to create the right atmosphere. It’s usually a Spotify playlist or the radio, because then I can listen to loads of different songs, back to back, and don’t have to keep going to choose a different song to listen to. My favourite type of songs, when doing this type of thing, have to be really good party tracks that I love listening to, know all the words to and that I generally jam out to, in the car. At the moment this is the likes of all Justin Biebers new songs, and anything on the charts.
It’s also essential, that when you set out on your re-organising mission, that you know exactly what you want to achieve at the end of it all, and that you have plenty of time to do it in. I hate it when you run out of time, when your tidying up and end up losing track of what you have and haven’t done, or really loose your motivation. The best thing to do is to just get it all done in one go and then you will have a lovely new space to work in.
2. Clear and Clean
In order to know what space your working with and to create a blank canvas, you first need to just clear your whole work space completely. In my case I just took everything off my desk and put into all onto the floor in our conservatory. This way I was able to see my desk completely empty, see all the things that I wanted to put back on and think about the way I would like to re style it.
It’s also a really great idea to just give your space a good clean and create a nice space for you to begin your re-organising in. This will just create a proper blank canvas and will make sure you’ve done a really effective job at restyling your work space. It will also make you feel better when you’re in there, if you know it’s lovely and clean. In my case I just dusted the desk and then gave it a quick clean, with some glass cleaner.
The masterpiece of this whole process really is the finished result and therefore you need to now put everything back into your work space and decide how you will style it. I just decided to put a few notebooks and things away, tidy up and store some of the small items that were cluttering my desk and kind of switch the whole layout around. I decided to put all my fashion books on the right and all my work and notebooks on the left; leaving room for my small storage draws and my pot of pens, in the middle.
I’ve not changed it around that much, however to me it just feels so much more fresh and new now. I feel excited and inspired to go and work in there; knowing it’s looking a bit different and is also nice and tidy and clean.
Have I inspired you to give your work space a makeover?