Top 10 Workspace Must-Haves

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When I say workspace, I don’t necessarily mean an office space, but any place that you may work or craft from, whether it is, indeed an office, home office, craft room or coffee table.  There are certain things that should be to hand wherever you are working from.  Here are my Top 10 Workspace Must-Haves

  • A notepad.  Whether it is lined, dotted or plain, it is always really handy to keep a notepad nearby as you never know what you may need to jot down.
  • A decent pen.  Please don’t confuse decent with expensive, any pen will do but make sure it is one that writes well and doesn’t skip, isn’t comfortable to hold or any other little nuance that comes with writing implements!
  • Post It notes.  These little things are so useful for writing down lists, dates or any other information that you want to put somewhere else (like a diary or calendar!)
  • Ruler.  Sometimes I use a ruler to measure the dimensions of something, to draw lines or use as a guide when reading lengthy texts.
  • Pencil.  An HB one is one that I always reach for.  Good for making notes, sketching something out, drafting out an idea or for making lines with (or for doodling with!)
  • Eraser.  For getting rid of any mistakes you may make with your pencil.
  • Stapler.  This is one thing on my list that I never thought I would need or use, yet it is one of the most useful little implements I have and reach for it daily.
  • Calculator.  I don’t think I could survive without one, either using one on my phone, my laptop or a good, old -fashioned desk calculator.
  • Highlighters.  So very useful for drawing attention to important information, dates, or anything else that you want to remember.
  • Water bottle.  In order to function properly and stay hydrated and awake, a water bottle is a must in any workspace.  Just remember to drink from it regularly and top it up when it is empty.

What are your Top 10 Workspace Must-Haves?  Let me know in the comments!

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My New “Office” Space

Since starting this blog I have worked on my posts, sat on the floor in my living room, using the coffee table as my desk which has worked fairly well but hasn’t been ideal as I found myself getting distracted by things around me, the tv, noticing that something in the house needed doing…you name it and I was there!  I am a master procrastinator.  Plus the floor was cold and I needed coffee…lol!

I decided that I needed a proper space to work from, one that meant I didn’t constantly get distracted or have to tidy away when I had friends and family coming over.  I had a space at the top of the stairs that was home to my Hoover and other junk and wasn’t being well utilised, and if I’m honest, was a bit of an eye sore which I really disliked as everyone who came to the house and used my toilet (I have one and its upstairs) could see, and I knew a desk would fit perfectly there!  And so, my little “office” space was born!

I’m really happy with it as you can see from my super happy, smiley, blogger face!  Lol!  I feel like I am more productive tucked away up here, its warmer, quiet, there are fewer distractions, and silly as it may sound, I actually feel like I now have a purpose!

I still have a few tweaks to make and there are a couple of things I’d like to add to the space – one being a wall planner, antoer being a chalk board/whiteboard/cork board combination but these things can be added as and when, but for now this space is perfect!

What do you think of my “office” space?  Where do you blog?