setting up an office for a small business can be daunting. because i’ve recently launched my own company, my old desk set up just didn’t work. i was using a console table as a desk, which was pretty, but hindered my productivity – i often chose to forgo working at my desk to stay on the couch with my laptop. for both my new, and old set up, much of it was purchased at ikea, but thankfully, you can’t really tell. i am just in the process of setting up, and i will make sure to share photos of the completely re-done space when it’s ready for visitors! (here’s what it looks like right now)
desk – a nice big work space is so important to really feel like you can spread out and dig in. this is a super cheap option that is stylish (it’s white lacquer). you may notice there is no storage. thank gosh for file cabinets! (and, look out for a hack, coming soon).
shelves – hanging shelves over the desk gives a space to put your books, display your pretty things and of course, a place to stack all of your old mags (or maybe that’s just me). i have two over my desk.
pen – a white pen is kinda something that needs to happen.
file cabinet – it’s nothing fancy, but stores all that unsightly mess – i’m not the best about keeping things behind the scenes meticulous, so a ton of drawers must happen.
desk lamp – any time i’m working late, my bf will remind me to turn on my lamp. it’s amazing how much this heps cut strain on my eyes, that’s for sure.
filofax – this is old fashioned, yet if you ask me, the smartest way to keep track of appointments. i get so tired of digital life, and putting a pen to paper keeps me feeling grounded. i keep my schedule, to-do list, and all of my clients project management in this baby.
note pad – i use this cute little note pad to keep running lists, or just as scrap paper.
cocoa and hearts painting – i love my cocoa and hearts. it adds such a nice touch of color.
stickers – i love to seal my envelopes with love. gold love, even better.
the chair – more white! i bought this chair a year ago, and i’m probably going to replace it soon, but for now, it works.
gold pouf – this is perfect as a foot stool while working. it adds such a nice feel to the office, too. i get a lot of questions about where to get one, and you’ll never guess where? ebay!
how do you back up your files? i am using an external hard drive because i just don’t trust apple’s ‘time machine’. any tips i should know about?
check out my kitchen necessities, here.