I have a lot of stationary. A lot. And I have to organise everything perfectly, so I needed a nice desk with enough space for all of my stuff. Let’s take a closer look!
The desk itself is from Ikea. I wanted a corner desk with storage space for my notebooks and stationary so this one is perfect. It’s lasted just over a year and has been dismantled and rebuilt several times! Eventually, though, I do want to replace it with something a bit smaller as it does take up quite a lot of space in what is already a pretty small room.
On the back is my noticeboard where everything semi-important like invitations, unpaid bills, contact details and random crap gets pinned.
My computer is so important to me, I use it every single day and I would be lost without it – especially because as I’m writing this, I don’t have a phone! It’s a Lenovo all-in-one computer that I got in January 2014, so I’ve been with it longer than I’ve been with my husband. It’s getting on a bit in PC years and I’m dreading the day it dies. It is bloody heavy though.Behind my computer is a magnetic whiteboard. I have a shopping list pad stuck on there and the occasional drawing, tattoo design or note to myself. I also use post-its to write notes and stick them to my computer.
On top of my desk sits my printer, which is supposed to be wireless but will not work without a wire, our Mr & Mrs teddies that we got as a wedding present and usually some rubbish or old magazines.
On the left side are two shelves and a pull out drawer-type-thing. I have some scrapbooking bits on the top, a calendar and meal vouchers (wedding presents) in the middle and some envelopes and plastic wallets in the pull out drawer.
On the actual desk, other than the mouse and keyboard you’ll usually find 90% of my makeup collection (I do my makeup videos and posts down here!), my bullet journal, a mirror and sometimes food. It’s super messy at the moment; I can only apologise.
On the right is my stationary, my notebooks and on the top shelf I have pins (for my noticeboard), memory sticks and cards, a music box that plays the Harry Potter theme song and Humphrey the Hedgehog.
I have so many notebooks. Each one is labelled and has a purpose. I have a study notes journal (I haven’t got notebooks for my new university course yet!), two ‘etc’ notebooks for random stuff, a Harry Potter journal, an art journal, two more study note journals for specific courses I did and Chris’s notebook for random stuff. Scrap bits of paper gets put here, too. Also, pencils and watercolours, because why not?!
My stationary holder is homemade, if you couldn’t tell, and is made from a router box, my phone (the stolen one, sob) box, kitchen roll tubes and random bits of cardboard. It has a space for my fineliners, my pencils, random pens, scissors, washi tape, pretty paper/stickers, glue, post-its, paperclips, erasers and sharpeners and my fancy pens. It fits in so nicely, too! Just for the hell of it, here are all the washi tapes I have:
That’s it for my desk and stationary, I hope you enjoyed the messy imperfection of it. Let me know how you store your stationary down below – link me to posts or pictures! Organisation porn is the best kind of porn.