Staples Home Office #MakeMoreMakeover


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.


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 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


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?

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.


  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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