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10 Cool Office Supplies for Your Work Space

pretty, fun, and functional office supplies

The kiddies shouldn’t have all the fun. Who else loves a pretty, organized desk? A few of you have asked about my favorite office supplies so for back-to-school I couldn’t resist sharing the best of the best. Gold anything pretty much tops my list, and whether you have an office, a desk, or even an edge of your nightstand, a few simple, functional pieces will make your work time way more productive (and happy!).

  1. Acrylic monogrammed pencil cup: This is by far my favorite! Yup, it’s a “pencil cup” but you can put anything in here, and the monogrammed touch is such a nice detail. I’ve also ordered these over the years for new staff members.
  2. Super chic notepad: I love a really good notepad and I’ve seriously been ogling this brand-new style by Ashley Brooke Designs. How fun is the palm print, with so many pretty gold foil details?
  3. Great file folders: I have a few sets from Nate Berkus for Target collection from a few years back and they always make me wonder how I dealt with the bland manila options for so long; after all, these and others are all so inexpensive… what a fun way to add personality to your space, and meetings.
  4. File organizer: OMG, Target has the BEST office supplies, and each season it keeps getting better. Half my office supplies are from the Nate Berkus for Target collection, and this under $20 white and gold find is a fab way keep your key files looking ultra stylish. This one is from Sugar Paper‘s Target exclusive, which currently has a BOGO 1/2 off promo!
  5. Letter organizer: Keeping papers organized can be an office space’s biggest challenge. I require a traditional file organizer like the one above but how cute is this elephant with rave reviews for mail, current projects or your to-do list (possibly in lieu of an inbox)? It can sit on your desk or be hung, and this cute elephant nearly all five star reviews.
  6. Cable box organizer: holy heck you guys, did everyone know this existed but me?! I know have one en route to me thanks to working on this post (proof that blogging can be expensive! lol)… unsightly wires everywhere totally ruins a cool office vibe, and if you work from home with pets or young kids, you know the pain of those cute critters unplugging critical wires. This is genius.
  7. Ruler/organizer: Man, Container Store does it again. This acrylic ruler has a number of functions beyond measuring: use it as a paperweight, and to hold small accessories like your phone, iPad mini, business cards, papers, mail, etc. I love the clean look of acrylic on my desk, which leads me to…
  8. Acrylic stapler & tape: I have both of these, though I can’t recall from where. They look super pretty and the clear acrylic is a beautiful touch.
  9. Lamp: light is necessary. Are you working in the dark? Perk up with a pretty lamp that gives you light right on your work. While lamps can be pricey, I love this beautiful option at under $30.
  10. Fab coffee mug: here’s a duh. 🙂 Ok, maybe it’s for tea, but in my book, I need a good cup of coffee to start the day and love a fun mug. How cute is this one?!

 

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    Rachel
    September 22, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    Target continues to impress me more every year with it’s office supplies. They ALWAYS have cute stuff, even in the dollar section. Thanks for sharing these office supplies!

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    Stephanie
    August 22, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    I wish I had an organized desk.

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      Alyson
      August 22, 2016 at 4:00 PM

      One step at a time. 😉

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    Alissa
    August 22, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    I agree with Amanda! Where is your desk from?! It’s stunning!

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      Alyson
      August 22, 2016 at 10:05 AM

      It’s an IKEA desk; the image is from another web site (photo credit at the bottom)… It’s IKEA and she swapped out the hardware with the gold… gorgeous! I also have an IKEA desk and can vouch; they’re great! You can find it here: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50282144/#/70245725.

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    Amanda Peterson
    August 22, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    Where is your desk from? It’s gorgeous!

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      Alyson
      August 22, 2016 at 10:04 AM

      It’s an IKEA desk; the image is from another web site (photo credit at the bottom)… It’s IKEA and she swapped out the hardware with the gold… gorgeous! I also have an IKEA desk and can vouch; they’re great! You can find it here: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50282144/#/70245725.

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