Two months ago, I moved into a new condo. It’s in an entirely new area of Toronto and moving here meant that it was time for a fresh start and a fresher home decor look. For 2 years, my home was filled with furniture I didn’t need, didn’t like, and didn’t want. Some of it was impulse buys from IKEA, some were furniture I had when I lived in Ottawa. None of it went together and my home didn’t feel like an overly comfortable space (at least not to me).
I’m all about fall. If I could marry, yes, you’d better believe I would. Why am I so smitten with a season? I suppose there’s something comforting about a time when the air is cooler, the trees are uncommon colours, rarely seen in any other season, and everything I eat/cook/desire is hearty and delicious (I’m talking to you various pies, stews, warm drinks, etc.)
One of my resolutions for the new year – rather, a plan, since labelling anything as a resolution typically has a negative end – is to simplify my living space through excessive decluttering and through rearranging furniture and other pieces to bring about a more cohesive and relaxing environment.
If you’re looking for new ways to maximize your desktop space, then consider planning it out like you would any other remodel. It’s easy to get bogged down in clutter, so take a moment to think about what you really need around you when you’re working.
For me, I like to have water to keep me hydrated, a photo or two to keep me inspired, a lamp for extra light, my iPad for creativity, and some hand cream to keep my skin from cracking, especially in the winter.
Remove everything that’s superfluous to getting your work done and anything that will only hinder your creativity. Too much stuff can sometimes have a detrimental effect on your productivity – at least it does for me.
What’s on your desktop? Leave a comment below!
[Graphic: Jordan D’Amico]