Staying organised at home.

One of the biggest things for me working at home is managing my time and staying organised so everything runs smoothly.

I like to keep and tidy workspace because it keeps my mind clear and I bullet journal because it allows me to structure all my activities and thoughts in a way that reflects by laid back schedule opposed to day to page planners aimed at people with a more regular routine.

I need to be able to organise work tasks as well as household tasks and social events and appointments and thoughts and to do lists and TV shows I’m watching and every else you can think of and bullet journaling gives you a huge wide open canvas for you to create something that suits your needs.

Along side my journal I am now looking for a noticeboard of some kind that is always out with the things I need to see day to day and also things that involve other household members that they may need to see too. I want something up in a communal space so both me and my sister can see when joint things are coming up for example the next landlord inspection or appointments for our dogs and maybe even things that need to be added to the next shopping list.

I have two desks (work stations) in my bedroom  one I use to work at and one is use as my make up vanity table, I got both desks at IKEA for a really great price and they work perfectly for what I use them for.

20180305_152440This is the desk I work at. Its the Linnmon desk which I chose with the black legs.

Having a noticeboard up in front of my work desk would be good for managing my time so I’m able to start and finish work at a set time knowing what tasks need to be completed that day. I think noticeboards are a good way to keep your mind clear because you have everything you need to remember in one place so your mind isn’t always cluttered thinking about what needs to be done. They are up and out of the way and easy to add to or change whether you choose a whiteboard or a pinboard.

The noticeboard I’m looking at, at the moment caught my eye for a few reasons  It’s the Camira Lucia pinboard from Sundeala.

Screenshot_20180313-100623Obviously my name is Lucia so who wouldn’t want something that had their name! Not only that but it comes in so many colours so whatever your colour scheme in your home it office you will be able to find a fabric colour that will work. Most important for me about this particular pinboard is that it has no frame, so if you can see in the picture of my desk area I have a hanging canvas on the wall behind my desk so I would much prefer a notice board that doesn’t have a metal frame.

Something I just got this week to get to help with staying organised at home is a small drawer unit that I can keep all the things I am working on at that time. I like to always keep my desk tidy all the time so being able to keep papers and notes and small items I’m reviewing close by and within reach but still out of eye sight is perfect for me.

Screenshot_20180313-100056This is the Lennart drawers under the Linnmon desk I have and the combo works great in my room. Creating the perfect work space in my home is really important to me as it helps to motivate me and encourages me to be creative.

What helps keep you motivated and what are your best organisational tools?

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