To make your life easier, you also need to get organized. Here are some gears to lessen the stress of the back-to-school frenzy.
Desk Storage Solutions
FileFolder is a versatile desktop filing system. Made with magnetic and durable powder-coated laser-cut steel, the slim desktop file storage can be wall mounted. And it is available from Etsy in black or white. Custom colors can be requested.
Crystal clear acrylic desk accessories make it easy to spot your stuff while solid color storage reduces the clutter effect. We all aim for the polished look shown on the orange bookcase. As a rule of thumb, I suggest solid colors as they both decorate and organize your study area. But stick to one or two harmonizing colors.
Agenda and Message Centers
Since you often live with roommates, you need a system to communicate daily tasks and deadlines. Your mother is not there anymore to remind you of these mundane details, so it is best to get a message center. It is also a must for families with young children.
Pushpins or magnets? You get the best of both worlds with the metal-backed EVA foam that lets you stick up pictures and pages with magnets or pushpins. Every magnet and pushpins are topped in pliable silicone.
If you need a larger message center, make a statement by mixing the silver boards and the black boards. For its overall flexibility, the tactile message board available at CB2 gets my seal of approval.
The Puzzle Calendar is a kit of Lego-style blocks printed with dates and events. Let your imagination flow in keeping your agenda.
The International symbol magnets will look great on the fridge. The hip and modern symbol magnets seem to become a home décor trend. Remember the eye-catching Dorogaya Magnetic Calendar by Serhiy Chebotaryov.
I will continue to scout the stores for cool stuff to make your home office a place where it feels great working or studying.
+ FileFolder by Eric Mackey – price: $40 USD
+ Format desk accessories at CB2 – price: $6.95-$24.95
+ Silver tactile message board at CB2 – price: $29.95 USD
+ Puzzle Calendar at Urban Outfitters – price: $14 USD
+ International symbol magnets at CB2 – price: $8.95 USD for 18 magnets