My Blogger Desk Essentials

 Of course a bloggers desk varies from person to person but these are my personal must-haves which I think you too may find useful if you are a blogger or not.

Desk Planner
I love my desk planner. Absolutely love it. I draw extra lines on mine and turn it into a monthly planner rather than a weekly one but actually go through a few pages a week as I am always making changes. I use to print out planners online and that’s a great option if you don’t want to spend any extra money (eg here and here) but I find these to be a little neater and aren’t too expensive either. I get mine from Paperchase and always opt for the ones with just days and no months or dates but Not On The High Street have great ones too.

Diary
My diary doesn’t strictly live on my desk but when I am home it’s usually there and I find it absolutely essential to keeping me organised. I like to keep all important dates in it and this year I chose one which has a page a day meaning I can write more in-depth daily plans.

Notebook
I like to keep it old school and although I often use the notes section on my phone and write lists on Google Keep I still think nothing beats a good old pen and paper. I love that I can keep them and go back to them in a few years time to see what I was up to and get inspiration. I get a new notebook every year and although I use to get Moleskines I now buy the Ryman’s version which is just as good but far more affordable.

Baby Wipes/ Detol Wipes
Being a beauty blogger I am always photographing products and swatching them on my hands meaning that I need to make sure that the product is clean, as is my desk/background and I am always using wipes to remove swatches from the back of my hand.

Sharpies/Pens
I’ve always had a soft spot for Sharpies and pens; and I am far more picky that I’d like to admit. A good Sharpie brings me a world of joys almost as much as a lipstick would and I love the Uniball Rollerball Needle black pens. So much love.

A ‘to-do list
Not essential but a nice extra, I love the little tick boxes and they really do give me great satisfaction- alternatively I could just use a scrap piece of paper or my notebook but any excuse for more stationary!

A few books and magazines
Great for inspiration for both photographs and content.

A lamp
I hate doing work in the dark so a lamp is essential. Unfortunately my desk is always dark as it’s in the corner of my room but even if it wasn’t I think I would always need a little extra light and a nice lamp. Mines is from Habitat, comes in a variety of colours and is affordable.

Let me know if you would like to see a my desk beauty essentials.

What are your desk essentials? 

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33 Comments

  1. 11th January 2015 / 8:10 pm

    I love making lists and writing is notepads. I really want my own desk for blogging, but a girl can dream x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  2. 11th January 2015 / 8:27 pm

    Where did you get that framed photo from it is gorgeous x

  3. 11th January 2015 / 8:41 pm

    It's funny to me that bloggers seem the most tech-savvy but tend to love good old-fashioned pen & paper more than anyone! Love your desk setup!

    p-laneandsimple.blogspot.com

  4. 11th January 2015 / 8:46 pm

    I always have a pack of post-it notes, and when I get an idea I write it down and stick it on my wall. These also come in handy when boredom takes me over and I do a little doodle and stick it there too!
    – Zanna
    http://zannaspencer.blogspot.co.uk

  5. 11th January 2015 / 8:53 pm

    I always have a to-do list on the go! Or more than one..

    sophheydoll.blogspot.co.uk

  6. 11th January 2015 / 8:54 pm

    What a great post. My desk is small so I need to sort it out and find some space in my dorm room to put my printer as it is taking way too much room up 🙂

    blogsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

  7. 11th January 2015 / 11:32 pm

    I have all of these things and I'm obsessed with my little system! A desk planner is so helpful.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  8. 11th January 2015 / 11:33 pm

    I so totally need to get myself a desk planner they look so handy to use!
    Shannon x
    littlebutt0nbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  9. 11th January 2015 / 11:48 pm

    I really need to get a desk planner! I have the diary too and it's so handy that it's the full page, it means I can go into a lot more detail on what I need to do x

    Antonia | Fifi and the Diamonds

  10. 12th January 2015 / 2:09 am

    Absolutely love this post. is it weird to say your desk looks pretty? Haha. Makes me want to get organised myself! Gave me some ideas about a new desk planner too, thanks 🙂 x

  11. 12th January 2015 / 9:54 am

    Great post! I should start cleaning up my messy desk too.

    Love, Angelus
    angelus-officially.blogspot.com

  12. 12th January 2015 / 11:30 am

    I uploaded a similar post to this today too! Yours has given me some ideas.

    Kay, ohkay-dohkay.com

  13. 12th January 2015 / 1:00 pm

    Lovely desk and I want to do a post like this. I just bought a desk planner after seeing such a cute one in a local bookstore. Lovely post Hun!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  14. 12th January 2015 / 4:10 pm

    You have such a lovely desk area! I always keep a to do list on the go too xx

    rosyannajane.blogspot.com // bloglovin.com/annatranter

  15. 12th January 2015 / 7:53 pm

    I love your desk, it's organised so well and it looks really appealing 🙂
    Hannah x
    Hanniemc.co.uk

  16. 12th January 2015 / 11:09 pm

    Such a good idea to have desk organisation! My desk is such a mess, but because I live at home it's hard for me to use the desk as just a desk. Great items to have on the desk though 🙂 xx

    Blog With Laura | My Blog

  17. 13th January 2015 / 1:18 pm

    Your desk looks so pretty and perfect! It's such a good idea to keep yourself organised, I probably should but I find going with the flow suits me better (or I just can't be bothered to be organised, haha).
    Sam xx
    Knockoutcouture.blogspot.co.uk

  18. 14th January 2015 / 6:09 pm

    Lovely post! I am so picky with my pens as well, haha! I only use two kinds and I am so specific about them. If my husband borrows one I am always like "don't forget return it and don't you dare chew on the lid" haha! I would love to see your desk beauty essentials! I cannot live without my planner and notebook. I would love to get a big calendar like you have 🙂

    Beautyosaurus Lex

  19. 23rd January 2015 / 12:15 pm

    Love this idea! I need to get a desk planner 🙂

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