Love Where You Work: Top Ten Workspace Organization Blogs

By    January 2, 2013

It’s officially the new year, which means that you need to start following through on your resolutions. Why not start by finally organizing and optimizing your workspace? The condition of your workstation can have a huge impact on quality and productivity. The SpareFoot office, for example, got rid of cubicles and opted instead for a more open workspace, allowing for more communication between departments and a collaborative atmosphere. If you’re completely inundated with loose-leaf papers, rogue office supplies, and bouquets of cords, don’t worry: we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of our top ten workspace organization blogs for your decluttering pleasure.

Arianna Belle Organized Interiors
The lovely design and pleasant colors of the website are enough to inspire us to redesign our own workspaces immediately. This blog has not only nifty ideas like using washi tape for your organizers, but also boasts a broader range of posts on home office organization.

Apartment Therapy
I’m going to apologize for sending you here, because you’ll never want to leave. Apartment Therapy is a wonderful website for anyone interested in interior decoration or design. Their mission, as stated on the website, is “Helping people make their homes more beautiful, organized and healthy by connecting them to a wealth of resources, ideas and community online.” The posts are full of gorgeous photographs and often feature real-life spaces that make our homes look barren by comparison. Once you get over the initial jealousy, however, you can actually find some really helpful and inspiring posts, such as A Roundup of the Neatest and the Tidiest Home Office Desks.

Techeblog Office Technology
This is a great resource for the tech crowd or anyone interested in cool office gadgets and the newest in office technology. While you probably won’t end up recreating an office chair made out of an ejector seat, find inspiration instead by peeking inside the Facebook, YouTube, and Groupon offices.

Houzz
If you have a home office, Houzz’s posts will offer endless inspiration with the largest database of home photographs and ideas. Houzz also comes with an Ideabook feature, which allows you to save, share and collaborate on images and ideas. Take a look at this post on office decoration or get crazy with an outdoor office space.

Lifehacker
The title says it all–this website basically teaches you how to hack your life. If you don’t get distracted by the endless posts about everything you could possibly imagine to make your life easier, check out their posts on organization, workspace and productivity. You’ll find a variety of useful articles that range from helping streamline the workspace to the most popular featured workspaces of 2012.

Real Simple
If you’re a fan of the Real Simple magazine, you’ll find the online companion even more engaging and useful. Chock full of tips and trick, the website offers comprehensive guides ranging from organization techniques to repurposing old items for office supplies.

See Jane Work
Launched by Holly Bohn-Weiss, See Jane Work aims to mix organization with style. In addition to tips for organizing meeting notes, the website also includes a full guide to everything office-related. If you also find yourself craving some one-of-a-kind office supplies, you can visit the site’s online shop.

Oprah.com
Oprah’s Book Club isn’t the only thing you’ll be consulting this year–O’s website actually has an extensive range of posts for the office. Check out articles by organizing guru Peter Walsh or do some soul searching with how to upgrade your work life.

Unclutterer
Can’t you see the clutter vanishing before your eyes just by reading the title of this website? Unclutterer promises to keep you organized, and with posts like “Stay productive with President Eisenhower’s method,” it’s impossible not to succeed. The posts are all extremely practical and perfect for those who want to achieve optimal performance at work.

Bonus: Pinterest
Pinterest is an absolutely amazing source for those interested in anything involving DIY projects. Users passionate about home decor have taken advantage of the image-based site to collect and share beautiful and inspiring images of living spaces. Even if you can’t afford or achieve the interiors you see, they are perfect inspirations for however you ultimately decide to organize your workspace. Check out The Organized Workspace, Organized Office and Organized Inspiring Offices.

Image courtesy of ApartmentTherapy.com

Jenny is part of the marketing team at SpareFoot. She currently lives in Austin, TX and likes sushi, Faulkner and Asian horror movies.

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