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An Organized Speech Desk…

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Last week I was visiting family near my home town and I decided to make a detour for a little shopping.

I called into a branch of Staples that I haven’t ventured inside since my own “back to school” days! The memories came flooding back and I passed a pleasant hour (or so!) browsing and reminiscing among the pens, pencils, markers, notebooks and folders.

If I was a kid shopping for school right now I would have such fun. I could not believe the range of cool stuff for kids!

Of course now I’m a little  beyond my school days, my tastes have changed slightly. I still have a compulsive need to buy gorgeous pens, folders and storage but several (ahem!) years on from my last visit, my purchases were a little more grown up.

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Aren’t they gorgeous?! Cool stationery for grown ups!

These items are part of the Laura Ashley range for Staples. Martha Stewart also has a similar range and I found it hard to make my choice during my shopping trip.

In the end it was the organization possibilities that swayed me to make my purchase. If you are a creator of clutter like me, then no matter how cute the items they will still wind up forming a messy pile on the desk…

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Mixed in with assessment manuals, extra notebooks and all my other desktop clutter I knew it wouldn’t be long before my pretty purchases got lost among the mess.

 

Enter… shoebox storage!

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Big enough to fit all my clutter inside and yet compact enough to leave plenty of room, the coordinating shoebox was an inspired buy. I can’t wait to use it on my work desk.

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My stationery shopping list for an organized Speech Desk included…

  • a  pretty (yet sturdy) shoebox big enough to hold large notebooks
  • A magazine file to keep assessment manuals on hand
  • A pencil case
  • Some pastel color sharpies (I have a plan in mind for those…!)
  • Large and small notebooks

 

I’d love to hear how you tame the clutter on your speech desk. Comment below with your top tips.

 

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*This post was produced as part of the Speech Room News “Love it & List it”  linky series. Visit Speech Room News to check out all the other Speech Room Organization posts that joined the party this week!

 

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  1. Love it! These are so pretty! I have a THING for office supplies 🙂 Thanks for linking up!

  2. How beautiful! I love your space. Very relaxing!

  3. Um…. come help me with my room!!!

  4. LOVE the shoebox idea! I hate the clutter on my desk, and it’s gotten worse this year since I have NO time to clean it off during the day!

    • Speech Room Style says:

      I needed a place to hide clutter away! Hope you find something pretty that will do the job on your desk.

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