A Fresh Start: Getting Organised for the Year Ahead

A Fresh Start: Getting Organised for the Year Ahead

As we embark on a new year, it's the perfect time to revamp our routines and get prepared for the year ahead. Whether it's work, school, or university, implementing some simple strategies can pave the way for a clearer mind, increased productivity, and a workspace that truly reflects your best self. 

Effective personal and desktop organisation is more than just tidying up; it's about creating an environment that nurtures creativity, encourages workflow and sparks motivation. From decluttering your physical space to streamlining your digital world, there’s myriad practical ideas to help you establish a harmonious balance.

In this journal post, we'll explore effective ideas for personal and desktop organisation, plus creating an inspiring and clutter-free work or study space. 

Personal Organisation:

When it comes to organising the items we use each day - from physical diaries to digital calendars, notebooks and journals through to devices and computers - it’s a very personal choice. We are all wired differently and what works for one person, may not work for another. Regardless of your preference, one thing that can help all of us is having effective ways to contain and carry our daily essentials.    

If you need to take your laptop or notebook with you between different locations, a stylish jute canvas laptop bag is an indispensable accessory. Not only are these bags eco-friendly, they also provide a practical way to protect your device from bumps and scratches during transit. Pair it with a jute canvas pouch or two to hold cables, pens, and other small items, keeping them neatly arranged and easily accessible within your larger bag.

Desktop Organisation:

Your physical desktop or work surface might also need some attention if you still have things lingering from last year, so taking time to declutter this area will help you start the year off with a clean slate. 

Once you have cleared your desktop, this is a good opportunity to consider the things you use everyday and how you would like to organise them for the year ahead. By integrating small baskets on your desktop, you not only enhance the visual appeal of your workspace but also establish a practical solution for keeping your pens, pencils, art materials and and other stationery items neatly in place and readily accessible. This thoughtful approach sets the tone for a productive and aesthetically pleasing work or study environment in the new year. 

Again, jute canvas laptop bags and pouches are an ideal option for tidying up your desk at the end of the day, especially if you share your desktop with colleagues, family members or in a co-working environment. 

Organising Your Space:

Take a critical look at your broader work or study space and remove any unnecessary items. Keep only the tools and materials you need daily and introduce functional storage solutions to maintain a focused and efficient work environment. 

Woven baskets are not only stylish but also practical for organising your space. Use them to store extra stationery, books, swatches or miscellaneous items. Placing these baskets strategically around your workspace, on shelves or in cubby holes, will also add a touch of warmth and texture.

Go one step further and infuse your space with touches like plants in baskets, artwork or a wall hanging, a moodboard or personal mementos. A well-decorated workspace can boost your mood and creativity, while ensuring it’s a reflection of your personal style and a place you look forward to spending time in.


Image credits: Hero image: The Palm Co. Personal organisation (top to bottom, L to R): Styling by Jason Grant, photography by Jessie Prince; Oak & Orange by Villa Styling; Davey Constructions by Jessie Prince. 
Desktop organisation (top to bottom, L to R): Sundream by Jessie Prince; The Palm Co. Organising Your Space (top to bottom, L to R): Oak & Orange by Villa Styling; The Dharma Door; Styling by Jason Grant, photography by Jessie Prince; AMA Studio Interiors.

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