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Three tips to organize your home office

Treat yourself to a pretty—and organized—workspace with these tips and cool office items.

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Angus Fergusson

1. Invest in organizational pieces

I always fall for the bright boxes and files from Semikolon. Their crisp design and wide array of bright colours make them a perfect fit for any office. Pick one in your favourite colour to keep you inspired during the most monotonous of tasks. While outfitting an entire office all at once could get a bit pricey, I try to invest in at least one new piece every season. You’d be surprised to see how quickly your collection will grow. Find them at Chapters, Indigo and other fine stationers across the country or at my favourite organizational haven in Toronto, Neat.

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1. Semikolon file boxes

2. Put pretty things in functional spaces
Don’t let your office become strictly utilitarian. Use a fancy cup as your pencil holder or buy a new lamp for your desk. If you really love the way it looks, it will give you extra incentive to keep it neat.

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2. Gold and white cup, Indigo.

3. Use what you already have
Look around your kitchen cupboard or recycling bin for containers or boxes that can be re-used to organize your drawers. Transform these finds into decorative storage pieces by recovering them with a beautiful wrapping paper for a luxe look.

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3. Japanese Chiyogami papers, The Paper Place.

Get more tips of creating a stylish home office space here.