Staples Home Office #MakeMoreMakeover

Brandy

Why do I need a Staples #MakeMoreMakeover?

See my picture below!

HP Photosmart 7520 e-all-in-one Printer Office Space

My “home office” is located in the area of the house that I refer to as the “deep dark dungeon” (better known as the basement). My computer and desk are situated in the corner of our small recreation room where a majority of my children’s toys currently reside. (See right hand side of the picture for evidence of the invasion of toys into the office space.)

As you can see I do not have much room to play with down in my little office space. Which is why I tend to not even bother to go down there anymore. It’s quite plain and well, just boring. It’s not a very inviting space to work in.

Plus, the fabulous new printer takes up a lot of the working area of the desk. I need to figure out a more appropriate spot for it.

If I were to win the #MakeOverMakeover from Staples Canada, here are a few items I would put on my wish list.

Corner Desk

Corner Desk Staples Canada

How cute is this corner desk? It would be perfect for my needs. I love that it has drawers and closed doors for storage (which is what my current desk is lacking). Plus, it would also have ample working space should I need to do some paperwork. If the printer wouldn’t fit on top of this desk (the highest shelf) I would also get a small, two drawer filing cabinet from Staples to put next to the desk so that printer could sit on top of it.

Calendar

Dry Erase Martha Stewart Staples Canada

Everyone needs a calendar in their office. They are great tools to keep your work deadlines and appointments organized as well as keep track of your kid’s numerous extra curricular activities. I love dry erase calendars because if appointments are cancelled or rescheduled you can easily wipe off the item and change as needed without making a big mess on your calendar.

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board Staples Canada Martha Stewart

To add a wee bit of personality and colour to my desk area I would add this cute bulletin board. I could pin ideas that come to mind, inspirational quotes and pictures of my kids to help bring a smile to my face.

Chair

Chair Staples Canada

How gorgeous is this chair from Staples? If I have a client over for a business meeting this would be the perfect chair for them to feel comfortable in my office. (Sure beats the ugly stacking stools I currently use.)

Desk Accessories

Desk Accessories Martha Stewart Staples Canada

This line of desk top accessories from Martha Stewart would help me keep my desktop neat and tidy. I just love the colour punch it brings to the whole space. Finally I would have a place for my pens, pencils, stapler, external hard-drives and USB sticks, etc.

Microsoft Windows Surface Tablet

microsoft-surface-tablet-2-staples

Now, this is a dream item for me. I have been lusting after the Microsoft Windows Surface tablet since the original debuted a few years ago. This tablet, along with its keyboard/cover, would be the ideal companion for me. I would be able to take my work on the go as I use the Microsoft Office programs constantly for various projects I am working on. Plus, it would be awesome to take it for blogging on the go.

I have a few other items that I think would be neat in my new office space.

What would your dream office look like?

Author:
Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.

6 Comments

  1. Peady
    April 28, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    I kind of like your little hidey hole. In theory, you could have peace and quiet in your corner. In reality, I bet you never do.

    I would LOVE to have the space for my very own office, desk, laptop, music, books, etc. My dream!

    I hope you win!

    • Brandy
      April 28, 2014 at 9:57 PM

      Peace and quiet, what is that? LOL!

      I hope one day you will get your very own little office space. *hugs*

  2. MultiTestingMom
    May 8, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    I absolutely LOVE that chair that is on your wish list! Your office is going to look AMAZING! Congratulations!

    • Brandy
      May 9, 2014 at 2:13 PM

      I love the chair! It is so cute! I cannot wait to see it for real. And thank you!

  3. Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo
    May 8, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Ahh!! I am so excited for you. Congratulations on your win. You totally deserve it. TOTALLY! Can’t wait to see the after picture.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

    • Brandy
      May 9, 2014 at 2:13 PM

      Thank you so much for your support Sarah! Could not do it without my bloggy friends!

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