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An Organized Speech Desk…



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.


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…



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!


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.


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.



*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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