Stationery Essentials For Your Home Office

Stationery Essentials For Your Home Office

Studies show that stationery is closely linked to our productivity levels. By organising your work life and finding the correct stationery essentials to do so, you could be well on your way to a more productive work life.

As a stationery enthusiast, I completely understand the impact that the right supplies can have on your productivity at work. I have an abundance of recommendations if you are looking for some stationery essentials for your new home office.

From pens and washi tape, to notepads and planners, stationery is a great way to keep yourself organised and looking forward to the work day ahead.  By jotting down ideas and creating a to do list, the right stationery can elevate your workspace and streamline your workflow.  

In this guide, we'll explore the stationery essentials every home office needs to thrive.

Stationery Shops

I run my own online accessories and stationery store. So every morning I come to my office with a fresh drink in hand and a huge list of jobs in my head. As I settle into my workspace, surrounded by my favourite stationery essentials, I create my long to do list and begin to prioritise tasks on my trusty planner. There's something so satisfying about putting pen to paper, crossing off completed tasks, and visualising my progress throughout the day!

Over the years of running a business, I have curated many stationery essentials that I couldn't live without. Working from home can be difficult as you are surrounded by distractions, as well as the constant temptation to go and lay on the sofa with a good book. By ensuring that your work space is organised, tidy and full of supplies, you're much more likely to have a productive work day. You can read more about that here.

Stationery Essentials For Your Home Office

Let's explore some stationery essentials that can transform your home office into a haven of creativity and efficiency. Allowing you to ultimately be more productive and having a cute work space whilst doing so!

Notebooks For Work

A high-quality notebook is a must-have for any home office. I have used many notebooks during my time of working from home. Whether you prefer lined pages for structured notes or blank pages for freeform creativity, a notebook provides a dedicated space to capture ideas, make lists, and organise thoughts. 

The act of physically writing down tasks and ideas has been shown to enhance memory retention and cognitive processing, making notebooks an invaluable tool for brainstorming and problem-solving. With a high-quality notebook on your desk, you can unleash your creativity, stay organised, and keep your thoughts in one convenient place, ultimately boosting your productivity and workflow in the home office.

Cute Notebooks

Personally I love a lined notebook. I find it a lot easier to structure my notes this way. I organise my notes in categories, then marking my pages with washi tape (we'll get to that a bit later on!). This beautiful notebook from Papier is perfect, its bright colours make it look beautiful on my desk to match my bright office - which in turn makes me want to have it out on my desk to show off, as well as use it for daily note taking.

notebooks for work


To Do List Pads

To do lists are definitely a stationery essential when organising tasks, managing time effectively, and maintaining productivity in both personal life and work life. By compiling a list of tasks, prioritising them, and checking them off as they're completed, it is a lot easier to keep on track of your priorities, as well as having the satisfying job of ticking them off when they’re completed! You can read more about the benefits of using a to do list here.

The Best To Do Lists

To do lists allow tasks to become a lot more achievable due to being able to break down large goals into smaller, actionable ones. Personally, I love a to do list that prioritises my tasks. This allows me to ensure that I get the most important tasks of the day completed, before I move on to any other jobs I might have that day that can be worked on afterwards.

Since using my to do lists, I have found that I get a lot more done in my days, which allows me to feel a lot more satisfied when my work day comes to an end. So, my Priorities To Do List is a must. It’s a great notepad for organisation and helps me greatly to prioritise my daily tasks!

priorities to do list for work

Desk Organisers 

A great stationery essential that is often forgotten about are desk organisers. Keeping your workspace tidy and clutter-free will keep your desk organised, which ultimately enhances productivity.

Studies show that removing clutter from a desk space helps people process information better, which increases productivity. Having a designated space for pens, paper clips, sticky notes, and other essentials is a great way to achieve this.

Additionally, desk organisers offer the added benefit of promoting efficiency by reducing time spent searching for misplaced items. With everything in its rightful place, you can easily access the tools you need, allowing you to focus more on your work and less on distractions.

The Best Desk Organiser

Here is a great example of an aesthetically pleasing desk organiser for your home office!

best desk organisers


Washi Tapes For Planners

An underrated stationery essential is washi tape. Not only are there many designs that you can choose from to decorate your space, they are also great for adding structure to planners and notepads. Washi tape can be used to colour-code tasks, label your drawers or highlight important pages. Washi tapes provide a visually appealing and customisable way to organise and prioritise tasks. 

Why Is Washi Tape So Popular?

Washi tape is very eco friendly. It is made from natural fibres, such as rice paper or bamboo, making it recyclable! It allows you to structure your notepads or decorate your work space. Using washi tape adds a sense of enjoyment and creativity to the organisational process, and you get to be eco friendly whilst doing it! Read more about washi tape here.

Here is an example of how I use my washi tape to organise my work life.

uses for washi tapes


Pens For Notetaking

Invest in a selection of pens and writing instruments that feel comfortable and reliable. From classic ballpoint pens to colorful gel pens, having a variety of writing tools on hand ensures that you're always ready to put your thoughts to paper!

Are High Quality Pens Worth It?

It may be worth investing in a pen that is comfortable for you. It is known that luxury pens offer a more refined writing experience, making your writing process smoother and neater.

In addition to pens and writing instruments, consider investing in accessories that complement your writing experience. Ergonomic grips or pen holders can enhance comfort during long writing sessions, reducing fatigue and strain on your hand. By curating a collection of pens, accessories, and paper that suit your needs, you can elevate your writing experience and make it more enjoyable and productive.

cute pens


Folders for Documents

Keep important documents easily accessible with folders and binders. Whether you're storing client contracts, project plans, or reference materials, having a system in place for organising and categorising documents saves time and reduces stress.

What Are The Benefits Of Folders?

A key stationery essential - By incorporating folders and binders into your home office, you can create a well-structured and easily accessible filing system. This not only saves you time and frustration when searching for documents but also ensures that your important papers are kept safe and organised, contributing to a more productive and efficient work environment.

cute folders for work

Cute Desk Accessories

Cute desk accessories not only add a touch of personality and style to your workspace but can also contribute to increased productivity and overall well-being. Accessories such as mouse mats and coasters creates a more inviting and inspiring environment to work in.

Surrounding yourself with aesthetically pleasing accessories can boost your mood and motivation, making you feel more energised and engaged in your tasks. Having well-organized desk accessories can streamline your workflow by keeping essential items easily accessible, reducing clutter and distractions.

cute coasters


Cute Stationery Is Key!

Stationery essentials are a great way to increase your productivity and workflow. By investing in quality stationery items that help to keep you organised and tidy, you can create a workspace that reflects your unique style and enhances your productivity. 

From cute notepads to washi tapes for your planners, these essentials provide the tools you need to streamline your work process and stay focused on your tasks. Incorporating cute desk accessories into your setup also helps to add a touch of personality, making your workspace more enjoyable and conducive to creativity. 

cute notepads

If you're looking for some new stationery supplies, be sure to check out my shop! All products are designed by myself with functionality in mind. From notepads, washi tapes, mouse mats and coasters. There is plenty of stationery and accessories to make your office feel more like home.

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