Office supplies is the number 1 reason why I enjoy working at home everyday.
Okay, maybe not my number 1 reason, but it definitely makes one of my top ten.
Sprucing up my home office was the most fun I’ve had, ever!
Over the past few months, I’ve found that my work gets a lot easier with a few certain tools around my desk.
Working from home means, you are already at your prime level of comfort. But do you have everything that essentially completes your workplace?
Find out by reading this little list below!
This post includes affiliate links, meaning at no extra cost to you, I might make a small commission if you decide to buy something and this money will be used to feed my poor lil’ dogs. They are perennially hungry, my little ones.
1. A planner to help you plan
Ever since I got my Rifle Co planner, my productivity has more than doubled.
I never forget my client work, to-dos, deadlines, or notes all thanks to this little baby that I keep open all the time. I absolutely love the Rifle Co Brand and I’ve been using their planners for 2 years now.
I even use my Planner to keep track of my earnings and social media stats.
So, after using a planner for approximately 3 years, I cannot function without one.
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2. Printer & Scanner to print those stickers you’ve always wanted
As an artist/blogger/illustrator/graphic-designer/blogger (the list goes on and on as I am a woman of many talents *winks*) I print and scan almost every once in 3-4 days.
There is no time to go down to the local Xerox and stand in line just for a print or two.
Imagine having a printer and scanner at home – you can print all those e-books you’ve been meaning to read, those checklists you’ve been dying to check off, not to mention those fancy labels you’ve been wanting to stick on your spice bottles.
A printer and scanner is a dream come true for bloggers. It solves a lot of problems!
3. Storage Boxes to store all the stuff you don’t use regularly
Yes, I’m a hoarder.
Guilty as charged. I have trouble throwing stuff away, but my office is spic and span. You wanna know my secret?
Even my ottomans are secret storage boxes once you lift the covers.
My office would be flooded with papers and stationery if I didn’t have these. And I also discuss how storing stuff away can help you overcome creative blocks.
4. Posture monitor/corrector so people won’t call you Quasimodo
I’m 5’8″ and that’s pretty tall for an Asian woman.
So, I can’t help but slouch when I’m drawing or typing furiously. And after several people pointing out that I’m developing a very pronounced hunch have I decided to take it seriously.
As bloggers, we are going to spend an infinite amount of time in front of our laptops/PCs. It’s a good idea to take stringent efforts to maintain a straight posture.
I’ve just ordered a posture corrector. And I can’t wait till it gets here!
5. Stationery Organizers to prevent a stationery mess
If I had a choice of getting rid of my stationery or being thrown in a pit of snakes, I’d definitely choose the latter.
Every pen/marker/paper-clip is worth more to me than gold.
But let’s face it.
There isn’t space on your desk for it all. You need it organized and at the same time be able to see it all. I have a lot of stationery organizers.
I like to keep different types so my table looks sassy!
6. Portable speaker to play that favorite song on the go
Working for long hours without music can get a little stiff.
I enjoy listening to some soft tunes while I work. And a portable speaker makes that happen. It doesn’t have to take too much space on your desk.
Personally, I use JBL. And even though it’s so small, it surprisingly plays my music at a very good bass.
What’s even better is, if you decide to move over to the dining table (just for a change of scene), your portable speaker can travel with you.
It charges through your laptop so you never have to worry about connecting it separately to a power source.
Give it a try. I promise you won’t regret it.
7. A coffee mug to give you inspiration to work.
A coffee cup can inspire you to work.
Just the thought of drinking a hot beverage can put you in the right mood.
Take a break.
And drink some coffee.
Additionally, I keep one in my office-desk drawer just in case. And I know my mum has one in hers too.
8. Book shelves for book lovers
I have a huge library in my living room but I prefer having a few books in my home office.
I keep rotating them so I always have something to read. Get shelves that you can dismantle. That way, you can keep them anywhere you want to. They’re perfect for holding some stuffed animals and toys too.
9. A Calendar to brighten up your home office
If you’re looking for something pretty to buy to stand on your desk, then you should definitely consider getting these.
I’ve already ordered mine! I don’t think any home office is complete without this.
Besides marking important dates, it is extremely useful to help remember the date for scatterbrained people like moi.
10. Stationery for the stationery addicts.
And finally, how can any office supplies list be complete without stationery? From pens to markers, clips to papers, highlighters to notebooks – stock up on some stationery just so you never run out!
I understand if you need more time to browse. Because office supplies shopping can never really come to an end, duncha think? *wink wink*
What do you feel is the one thing your home office cannot be complete without? Let me know in the comments below!
Hahaha! Love this! I am obsessed with stationery and desk stuff, especially if they are all different colours!
Thank you so much! I love stationery too. My father used to work in the stationery line, so I’d be the first in the city to have the new pencil case or coloring pencil box. It was grand! :D I’ve always wanted to start a stationery shop. Definitely in the future!
Lots of love,
I am a self confessed stationery addict and could so totally relate to this article. I have the speakers, organisers, journal, and misc other articles!!! Loved the journals featured here!!
Same here! Stationery is life! I’ve ordered the new rifle co planner to use for next year. I know it’s a bit early, but I can’t help myself. What about you!? Which journal do you use?
Lots of love,
I’m familiar with and have most items but not the posture corrector. I definitely need one of those.
That’s the most recent addition to my collection and it’s a life-saver really!
Lots of love,
Love all these suggestions! It makes such a huge difference when your supplies are both beautiful and functional. I’m definitely gonna need to grab a stifle Paper Co. calendar in the very near future–they are just too sweet!
Awww, thank you so much. I’m so happy that you like them. That’s wonderful! I love Rifle Co products. I’ve ordered the new Rifle Co planner and can’t wait till it ships here! So excited!
Lots of love,
I’m a firm believer that one’s desk space significantly improves one’s state of mind and quality of mind. My office desk was my favorite place to be. I wish I did the same for my home office. Oh well, I guess that’s an interior decoration project for my unemployed state.
I totally agree. If my desk is cluttered, I cannot for the life of me focus on work or anything else for that matter. :(
You don’t need to be unemployed to sit at your home office. Find something you love doing at home, and make it your priority. You could journal for 5-10 minutes every day. :) It will help clear your mind!
I am in love with all these little cute stuff. I am a huge fan of planners and coffee mugs are my favourite.
Omg! I love planners and mugs too! And this blog post was so much fun to write! :D
I’m newbie in blogging. This was inspiring me. Hope I can be like this also. I’m from Indonesia. Nice to see you~
Thank you so much! So glad you found it inspiring. :) And Indonesia is rather close to India! :D I absolutely love the food you eat.
Hope to see more of you!
Hi,i am new to your blog.i must say its amazing and i am learning alot from you.
Thank you so much! I do hope you stick around! I have so much planned for 2019! :D
Lots of kisses and hugs,
Love this post and the animations! Will defo use this to get myself organised, I am a new blogger :) https://www.zoeamara.com xxx
So happy you love this post Zoe! All my illustrations are handmade. <3 So, I take it as a compliment.
Love your Blog!
“This blog is having the general information. Got a creative work and this is a very different one. We have to develop our creative minds. This blog helps with this. Thank you for this blog. This is very interesting and useful.”!!
Thank you Abheer! :D
Another stationery addict here! I’m pretty sure I’m like you in that I decided to start my own businesses in order to use more supplies! Totally normal. My weakness is pens, but I love it all. I don’t have a home office yet, but I’m ready when I do.
Stationery Addicts unite! Ha ha. I simply love notebooks and pens too. <3 So glad to see I'm not alone. Wishing you all the best with your home office. I'm sure it will look great!
Damn mayn I just love this post so much this is very helpful and BTW hey hey hey another stationery addict is here. Thank you for sharing I am learning a lot.
Super happy that you love this post. :)