My Best Trick for Keeping My Office Organized (Free Printables)

This is a sponsored post is sponsored by Command Brand, however all opinions are my own.



Sometimes, I get a little overwhelmed.  This little desk handles a whole of business and blog related stuff.

But then, there are the softball calendars, and getting hair appointments scheduled for the upcoming formal dance, ordering groceries (greatest invention ever!), school papers to be signed, high school schedules to be selected (ack!) and the list goes on and on.

And I am pretty sure I am not alone with this.

But the most overwhelming thing of all, is when my to-do list gets lost and buried in all of the piles.  That my friend is when deadlines are missed, phone calls are not returned and papers are not turned in.

I recently figured out a new trick for keeping my office organized and it seems to really be helping – so I thought I would share it with you today.





And truly, it could not be simpler.  Of course, I also like it to look pretty.

Here is what you need:

Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol
Clipboards (just make sure they are not heavy ones, less that 1/2 pound)
Scotch® Expressions Masking Tapes in desired colors or patterns
Command™ Brand Clear Utensil Hooks ( I used three in total)

Step One – Simply decorate your clipboards using the tape.




Step Two – Attach the utensil hooks




Clean the area you will be hanging the clips with isopropyl rubbing alcohol Remove the Command™ Brand Clear Utensil Hooks from the package and detach the strips from one another.  Start by removing the blue liner strip and apply it to the hook, with the tab facing downwards.  Then remove the black liner and attach the hook to the wall.  Hold it in place firmly for 30 seconds.  Now, you just need to wait one hour before using the hooks.

Step Three – Print your to-do list – and I threw in a little inspirational art – and hang them on your clipboards.

When you need to add something, or better yet, cross something off the list, it is right there, visible – instead of being buried in a pile of papers.  And it is super easy to lift it off and put it back on the hooks.




And when it all gets overwhelming, remember – start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.

And that is all you can do.




And the bonus – having the to-do list more accessible leads me to crossing more things off – which somehow leads to my desk staying neater.




I told you it was my best trick to staying organized.

And of course, I couldn’t stop there…I found that hanging another hook on my lockers was the perfect place to hang my headphones.  They are perfect when I am watching a video and hubby doesn’t want to hear it.




And now that the piles are down, there is more room for pretty accessories to write down all my new plans.




And of course, I like to share – so if you would like to print these out to use in your home or office, click on the image below.



Happy organizing and I wish you a day filled with grace!

Take care,



This post was sponsored by Command Brand as part of our relationship as a Brand Ambassador.  All ideas and opinions are my own.

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6 thoughts on “My Best Trick for Keeping My Office Organized (Free Printables)”


  1. Your office looks fantastic — how do you like your Vaio? I’m in the market for a new laptop and I am in a quandary — it’s such a big investment. AND did you prime your lockers before painting and what paint did you use? We have a four drawer file cabinet that is the original black. Looks pretty darn dreary. I want to redo the office/craft/all-purpose room. You are inspiring me!! Thank you.

  2. I may just try that with my “work” office! I had pegboard, but it tended to get messy, and I left stuff up WAY too long. Thanks for the tips!

  3. what a great idea. Thank you for sharing. Would you mind sharing your source for the pretty little painting above your to do list????? Thanks!

  4. Love the clipboards. Think I will find a few vintage pieces at tag sales and bring them in to my office at work.

    Soooooo, I have been patiently waiting for the second installment on your dollhouse story. Did I miss it?

  5. Your desk sounds like my desk…it is getting a little crazy with how many piles and post its I have. What a great idea to hang the clipboards on the wall. And I am loving the green with the black and white polkadots! So fun!