• Back to School: Office Space Wishlist 

    When I moved into my current apartment I promised myself I would set up an office space. A year later I did but now it’s more of a damping ground than working office space. I got a really lovely desk from Argos but now I feel the need to change it up. At the moment great solid oak furniture for the house is most appealing. I am also looking at changing up my chair as it gives me the worst back ache ever. Sometimes I sit in it for so long I only realise how long when my back starts to hurt.

    With all of this going on and back to school becoming a reality Day in and out, I need change. I have been looking at items that will make my new office space a place I can work and be comfortable. A place I can be productive and work on achieving my goals and create new ones.

    Office Space Wishlist 

    New chair – whilst a desk is just as important I feel the type of chair one has, has even more impact. The chair I have cost a mere £9.99 self assemble from Argos, it was something I could afford then and needed it quick. I wasn’t thinking about my comfort, back alignment nor durability for me it was a quick fix. A year plus later and this quick fix is giving me back problems and now I prefer to work on the floor than my desk.

    New desk: The desk as I said I wish to replace when I can afford it. The bottom drawer has given way and now I have no way to close it. It’s annoying bumping into it all the time and it has made other drawers lose too. I am in desperate need of a replacement but back to school puts that back on the wishlist.


    Back to school definitely calls for new stationery like cute stickers, marker pens and highlighters. I have a few notebooks untouched but could still do with some more for good measure. It’s funny that I have so many pens and yet on any given day I struggle to find one that works. The plan is to empty out the pen drawers and declutter before purchasing new ones.

    Candles: I know it’s weird but my office space at home has to have scented candles. I love burning candles in my home as I work, it is calming and just really relaxes me. I normally pick up a couple different scents in Primark or search for Yankee candles.

    I am sure there are other items I could add to make my office space but I am a minimalist. These few items are what are currently sitting on my wishlist for my home office space. Do you have an allocated office work space at home? What are your must have items.



    1. christopher mitchell
      September 1, 2017 / 5:09 am

      I’m an absolute nerd for this kind of stuff. As it stands, I’m working mostly out of a cultural commons in downtown Toronto, but I’m working on making my own space a reality soon!

    2. Sarah D
      August 29, 2017 / 12:44 pm

      despite not having office space I do hoard stationery.

    3. Mummy Gummie
      August 28, 2017 / 10:57 pm

      I don’t have an office space at the moment but we’ve just got a desktop so really need to get one!

    4. Tracy Morgan
      August 28, 2017 / 8:10 am

      I don’t have an office space – I sit on the chaise lounge bit of my sofa. I have got a desk downstairs in the cellar but I like to be where the action is! haha

    5. August 27, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      You know I am actually trying to organise my office space and this post has helped me alot in planning.

    6. August 27, 2017 / 11:01 am

      Having a good office space is so important. I created a lovely one in 2015 but it has become a bit of a dumping ground again. Need to sort it out. Back you up on the candles for sure!

    7. Blair Villanueva
      August 27, 2017 / 3:39 am

      I created an office space at home and yes it is truly motivating work! The only downside is my attention is always drawn to it. Me becoming more workaholic 😀

    8. Barbie Ritzman
      August 26, 2017 / 10:34 pm

      I need an office space, my stuff is all over the place. I used to have one, but not any longer

    9. August 26, 2017 / 10:48 am

      I love having scented candles in my work station too. I find them relaxing.

    10. David Elliott
      August 26, 2017 / 9:55 am

      Sounds like a very ergonomic office space. And adding the scented candles to it creates the perfect touch. I am sure that I would love it.

    11. August 26, 2017 / 2:59 am

      Oh my gosh I’d love an office space but that’s not a possibility in a small apartment. Definitely on my wishlist for our next place though! A good chair is essential or you can end up in a lot of pain.

    12. August 25, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      A good chair and a practical desk are two very important things. I have had my chair for a long time and although it’s comfortable and supportive I do think that it’s time to get a new one soon x

    13. August 25, 2017 / 2:56 pm

      I need a new chair like it’s nobody’s business right now. I’m in a similar boat as you. My current chair only looks great. Which is why I bought it. But I would have been wise to purchase one that is good for sitting for long periods. Now I have to alternate between sitting at my desk at my computer and sitting on my couch with my laptop (which I hate because my laptop is slow and the screen is to small). ho hum! Will have to save up to purchase a better desk chair. Thanks for sharing your wish list.

      • August 25, 2017 / 3:54 pm

        I think we should stop shopping for what looks good but what’s practical in the long run.

      • August 27, 2017 / 8:00 pm


    14. Chandresh Jain
      August 25, 2017 / 11:16 am

      Wishlist is one which never ends 🙂 ..If you manage do cover all your wishes , then whats left to motivate you to work ??

    15. kerry norris
      August 25, 2017 / 9:57 am

      I have loads on my wishlist including a new office in general. I’m a sucker for stationery and always buying it x

    16. Vicky Kinmond
      August 25, 2017 / 9:52 am

      Haha, I am the same. So many pens and can never find one that works! Love this post and I agree that a minimalist approach is best for an office space xxx

    17. Nafisah Nuhu-koko
      August 25, 2017 / 8:18 am

      awww..A comfortable chair is indeed important..the back ache must not be funny.
      I have got a new idea from You, the scented candles 🙂

    18. Anderson Kongoda
      August 25, 2017 / 2:53 am

      Great article. Yes? Must have; a comfy chair, mac book, printer and a desk organizer. Thank you for sharing.

    19. Rose Mont
      August 25, 2017 / 2:45 am

      I would love a new desk and of course if I got a new desk I would need a new chair. I’m even willing to share it with the kids for their homework so that makes it even more like a handy piece of furniture to have around, and more acceptable, right?

    20. Jhilmil Bhansali
      August 25, 2017 / 2:36 am

      Loved the idea of scented candles. Indeed we need a calming atmosphere while working to keep our brains productive and fresh. Shall try getting few for my work space as well. Thanks

    21. Nida Sohail
      August 25, 2017 / 12:21 am

      I am also planning to have my own office to work ! One day i will have ! And my must have item is MAC book an todo task dairy

    22. August 24, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      I wish I could have an office but there’s no space in the house. Maybe when the kids move out 😉 I would love a new desk and chairs! Plus candles. I love having candles going.

    23. Jenny Austin Finney
      August 24, 2017 / 4:36 pm

      I so wished I had an separate room, just for an office, or even a corner that is quite. My work space consist of my kitchen island, with a stool with no back! I love having colorful pens and notebooks around, it just makes it more fun, but never really thought about surrounding my workspace with candles.

    24. August 24, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      Candles are a must and fit in absolutely every room and environment haha!

    25. Jeuelle Ottley Sam
      August 24, 2017 / 2:39 pm

      Having a dedicated work space at home is SOOOOOOOOOO important! It gets you motivated to be productive and helps keep you focused on your tasks.

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