Whether you’ve been working from home for a while now or are just starting to, surrounding yourself with the perfect stationery in your home office will make your work life easier. You don’t want to overcrowd your desk, but you also need to make sure you have the essentials needed to complete your job with ease. We’ve compiled a handy list of home office must-haves to help you out.
Starting with the basics, keeping a pen nearby at all times is important when working. You don’t want to waste time searching for a pen when you need to quickly write down ideas, to-do lists and assignments. If you’re working with printed off forms and documents, a highlighter is perfect for marking valuable bits of text.
Ideal for ensuring your desk looks organised and tidy, pencil cases and pencil pots give you somewhere to store your writing utensils and accessories. With a wide variety of designs available, getting one to suit your personal style is a great way to make your workspace more aesthetically pleasing to you.
Excellent if you have a busy schedule, clipboards are great for writing to-do lists. If you’re wandering around the room on a phone, clipboards will provide you with a solid surface to write on wherever you are and will keep your papers securely in one place.
Another basic requirement, having a notebook on your desk is essential for making notes when in meetings, jotting down reminders and much more. Notebooks also come in an array of styles, allowing you to choose one to match your style and personalise your space further.
Manage all your upcoming meetings, plans and deadlines in one handy place with a diary. Depending on your job, you may want a large A4 one to always have out on your desk if you attend a lot of meetings, or, if you just need to keep track of the occasional deadline, a smaller one that’s stored in a drawer to check every few days will be perfect for you.
A great way to keep track of your key weekly responsibilties, notice boards can be wiped clean at the end of each week ready to start fresh again on Monday morning. Often magnetic, you can also stick up paper notes, receipts, photos and more. Easy to hang up, notice boards are a great way to add some style to the walls of your home office.
Ideal for reminders and quick messages, sticky notes can be stuck to your computer screen, inside notebooks, on notice boards and more to ensure you don’t forget crucial tasks.
With magazine files to store notebooks, box files to store project notes, ring binders, manila folders and more all available, these are ideal for keeping your desk and documents organised. Choose one that best suits your job, space and style to help you function throughout the day.
Creating a home office that is both functional and reflects your character will help you flourish when working from home. Check out our varied collection of home office essentials for both stylish and practical stationery must-haves.