An Organized Desk Creates An Organized Mind | Back To School DIY

Unfortunately school has started again and everybody has to get back to reality. The best part about going back to school is the shopping (I made a post about this last year) but you also have to create a relaxed place in your room where you are able to concentrate and study. Like the title of this post says “An organized desk creates an organized mind” and that’s true. The first step is you have to start off with a tidy room and desk. But how do you keep your desk organized all the time?

To help me stay organized and focussed on what I need to do, I made this very simple organizer and put it above my desk. I used wire mesh, which is mostly used in the garden to make sure plants have something to help them grow straight. This time I sprayed it white, cut it to the right size and put it above my desk. After that you can use little clothing pins to put up things that you need to do or fun cards that you don’t want laying on your desk (like I did).

When I am studying I don’t want to get my phone to see what the date is because I will end up checking Instagram or Facebook and all of the sudden it will be three hours later. Does this sound familiar? That’s why I think it’s important to have some type of calendar on my desk. So I went on Pinterest and looked for some free downloadable calendars. I saw so many but this one turned out to be my favorite. I printed it and put it on this black clipboard, which I got from IKEA.

One thing (besides lots of notebooks) you will always find around my room and on my desk are inspirational quotes. I find new quotes I like every single day. Quotes keep me motivated while I am studying or writing assignments for school.

The quote I have on my desk at the moment is actually a card from Keck & Lisa with a flamingo and it says “Sending you some happiness” because you’ll need that while studying. I change the quote in this frame every once in awhile if I find another quote that I think is inspiring. Most of the time I will find that one of Weheartit or Tumblr. I will print one, put it in a frame and just put it in a place where I can see it, like on my desk. And when I feel uninspired or not motivated anymore, I just look at the quote and I am ready to study some more.

You can never have enough notebooks right? At least I think you can never have enough haha. Anyways, in this last easy DIY I will show you how I made these little notebooks a bit more fun and personal. I got three little paper notebooks from Hema. When I got home, I felt like being creative and looked up some designs to put on them. On one I drew this “Plants are friends” Brandy Melville inspired design and on another I wrote “Nothing worth having comes easy”. Yes, another quote I know but I think it’s a good motivational quote.

Tadaa, these were all of the DIY’s I came up with to make your life hopefully a bit more organized. I always try to keep my desk tidy but I think the things I created will keep it that way. The organizer above my desk has to be my favorite thing at the moment because I put put some photo booth photos, my business card (which I need to update) and a Levi’s thing. When I get some assignments, I am definitely going to use it to pin To Do things on it. What is your favorite DIY? Are you going to try to make one on these?





  1. September 9, 2015 / 6:12 pm

    i love your notebook!

  2. Joyfully Blonde
    September 10, 2015 / 4:35 pm

    Wauw wat heb je dat leuk gedaan!

  3. September 11, 2015 / 12:19 pm

    Erg mooie foto’s, mooie sfeer ook zo! x

  4. September 11, 2015 / 10:53 pm

    Wat een leuk bureau! en wat heb je toch leuke noteboekjes!

  5. September 12, 2015 / 10:22 am

    Ah wat een leuke stationary items! Ik hou ook echt van printables en quotes everywhere haha. Mooie foto’s heb je ook gemaakt! X

  6. September 12, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    amazing photos dear! 😀

  7. September 12, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    Ziet er leuk uit allemaal! Ik heb ook een schriftje gemaakt met plants are friends erop!

  8. gymbagsandjetlags
    September 13, 2015 / 4:02 pm

    This is a gorgeous desk! I agree that an organised space definitely makes for an organised mind. I just always find that I end up with so much stuff. Lovely photos too!
    xx, Pia

  9. September 13, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    Your desk looks so stylish and organized. It’s basically perfect!

  10. September 14, 2015 / 5:54 am

    Thanks for sharing 🙂 Look beautiful.

  11. messystudentblog
    September 14, 2015 / 3:14 pm

    Looks good! I like the quote things and the notebook with ‘plants are friends’ 😀 Since I’m going back to school this friday, I will have to stay organized as well. But I am such a messy person…

  12. September 14, 2015 / 5:49 pm

    Wonderful photos dear!

  13. wavecsc
    September 14, 2015 / 11:43 pm

    An organized desk does create an organized mind! Love your photos-thanks for sharing!

  14. wendyvansoest
    September 15, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    Goed bezig. Je heb alles goed georganiseerd. had ik dat maar gedaan toen ik op school zat. Haha ik had niet eens een agenda, I know erg! 😉


  15. September 15, 2015 / 4:56 pm

    Super leuk! Helemaal mijn stijl. Ik ben ook erg ordelijk haha…

  16. September 15, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    Leuk artikel! Wat heb je die plantjes leuk getekend, op de laatste foto 🙂

  17. September 15, 2015 / 8:56 pm

    This looks amazing I wish I was that clean and organized I like the clipboard idea!

  18. October 25, 2015 / 9:18 am

    Mooi artikel! Heb je misschien die link nog van die kalender dat je op Pinterest vond? Het ziet er zo leuk uit 🙂

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