Fab finds for an organized office.

You know the saying, "cluttered house, cluttered mind", right? 

There's just something about a new year that always makes me want to do a massive clean sweep of all the clutter that's piled up over the last year. Business receipts piled here, washi tape rolls (that I compulsively buy but never seem to really use) hiding out over there – I could go on but I'll spare you the messy details.

I'm no neat freak, but I do honestly believe that a well-organized space brings clarity, focus and productivity. And who doesn't need a little more of that?

I've rounded up a few of my favorite finds (fffff's anyone?) to keep your space not only organized, but pretty

1. Corral loose papers with pretty folders. Information stays organized and your desk gets a hit of punchy pattern. These sophisticated geometric folders are from See Jane Work.  

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2. Despite my slight iPhone addiction (seriously, I can't imagine life without it) I do enjoy the tangible nature of writing things down and organizing on paper. While trolling the aisles at Target last week I came across these Greenroom Metallic Dot 1" binders. I might have squealed (loudly) in the aisle. You can use them for anything and buy inserts for calendars, notes, or what I did – organize a drawer full of business cards that I don't want to carry in my purse but need to keep close at hand.

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3. These small little sticky tabs from Semikolon are just the trick to keeping particular information easy to spot. I love the sleek little folded book they come in and the colors are great. I use these on contracts, to divide a notebook into sections, to remind myself to double-check info...the uses are endless. You just peel off a tab and voila! Instant organization. (Bonus, there are a TON of these things in just one package.)

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4. This last lovely isn't so much for organization as it is inspiration. Like any small business owner, sometimes I find myself feeling blah about what so-and-so is doing or how awesome such-and-such's new line is. Ugh. The truth is, there is enough success to go around for everyone, and I think staying motivated and passionate about the thing you love to do plays a huge role in finding "success" – whatever your version of that might be. I stumbled across this print from b is for bonnie, and I had to have it. It's one of my favorite quotes (Teddy Roosevelt was no dummy) and it's on my wall as a constant reminder to savor my own success and not compare myself to others.

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What are some of your favorite finds that keep your life in order?

Cheers to starting the new year off in organized style!

XO-Jen