Home office nook organization

We moved from a two-bedroom to a one-bedroom place back in February 2012 (more on that here). The second bedroom now lives in pieces in a nook in the living room, under the bed and a (scary) hallway closet (more on that here). I spend a lot of hours in this little living room nook blogging it up, and it’s about time I spruced up the stacks of papers and post-it accumulation madness. I got rid of the receipt clutter with the help of this nifty contraption (more on that here). I’ve mentioned it before, but just in case you’re new here…I have 2 jobs: I’m a full time blogger and have a part time (mostly work-at-home) job as a social media marketer at EDENS. Thus why the file folders are labeled “C.R.A.F.T.” and “EDENS”

Martha Stewart Staples

Martha, we’re on a 1st name basis {wink, wink}, sent me a giant box of goodies from Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™. The line is only available at Staples, but you can buy most of the items online, here!(Holiday shipping and wrapping products are only in-store)

Martha Stewart Staples

Just for fun, I put all the gift wrapping supplies neatly in the desk organizer and look how much fit in the drawer:

Martha Stewart Staples


A few of my favorite things from the line include the chalkboard labels, magazine files, wall pockets, and planner. The chalkboard labels are cute, re-usable, and stick to everything, what’s not to love? For me, the magazine files are perfect for my small desk because I can keep the clutter standing up instead of spreading out. Now, organizing the blog is a tricky matter (more on that here), and my method includes writing everything down from twitter chats to post ideas. E.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. goes in this folder. This folder needs a special spot.

organize your rental

 She found a great home in a Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery wall pocket. Here she lives:

Organize a rental

Here’s the whole office nook from afar:

Organize an office nook

Martha’s planner is awesome sauce too. I like that it has a wire binding, full page calendar spread (with BIG squares for writing), and sturdy monthly tabs for easy month flipping. Oh, and it has fun little reminders, like on January 6th you should recycle your Christmas tree or a friendly reminder that “mid winter is a good time to waterproof leather shoes and boots”.

Martha Stewart Staples

The best part is, YOU could win $100 bucks to Staples and fancy up your home office today! Leave a comment below telling me: How would use use one of the items from the Martha Stewart line to help organize your home?


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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

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This sweepstakes runs from 11/14/1212/14/12.

Be sure to visit the Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggersí reviews and find more chances to win!

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  1. How I organize my home office…yeah right. It’s organized in messy piles! It’s on my “to-do” list. So I really need this one!! :-)

    • Jamie Dorobek says:

      haha! Magazine files work wonders! At least the clutter is “organized” standing up!instead of spread out… everywhere!

  2. Organizing my home office is next on my list of things to do! I spend so much time getting my kids organized that I ignore my stuff. It is time to change that!

  3. I organize my office with ugly and bland manilla folders!! ugh! I’d love to cute-ify it up!! :)

  4. my office/craft room needs help

  5. I’d use those chalkboard labels for EVERYTHING! And I’m also in the market for a new planner, that one looks just perfect!

  6. I have a craft counter that could really use an organization makeover!

  7. I was just thinking last night about how my whole house needs to be decluttered and organized – I have so much crap in such a small place! I really like the stackable desk items…my craft area needs major organizing and so does my closet and my linen closet and my laundry room and my tool cupboard…;) I really want to have a way to keep all my things handy but also out of sight in a pretty way and it looks like Martha could help!

  8. My husband and I are getting ready to buy a house and move. This money would help me organize all the paperwork and moving details. THEN, organize my new place!

  9. Please please! I have a tiny apartment and the office fits in where I am sitting at the moment. I’d be nice to have a dedicated space to sit and work!

  10. I get all kinds of excited when I see office supplies!! :) I could use the chalkboard labels and some new cute folders!! Probably even a 2013 planner too.

  11. I’d use some of her line to create a home command center!

  12. Well I would use it to clean up my craftroom/guest room. I have company coming for the holidays and this would help things look so much better!

  13. I think magazine files would help around the house best. We have so many magazines, catalogs (despite many attempts to unsubscribe), and softcover books that would nicely organized and more pleasant to look at rather than piles of stuff everywhere.

  14. I would LOVE to keep my files organized with the magazine files!

  15. Need to organize all paper/documents/bills. I liked “Stack+Fit Desk Accessories” from Martha Stewart line. Would help me to organize in better fashion. Thanks !

  16. Those chalkboard labels are amazing! Can’t even SEE my desk in my craft room right now! A little organization is in order (ha)!

  17. Beautiful!! I would totally use the binders & magazine files to pretty up my bookshelf!!

  18. Lindsey Page says:

    I have been wanting to try Martha Stewart’s new line!! I even put it on my Christmas list! :-) I could certainly use the help in organizing my desk space and paper work.

  19. I really need a new planner, for starters! Pretty folders might encourage me to file more often as well.

  20. I would use these items to organize my little home office. My space isn’t big and I sure could use some help organizing it to make it more spacious!

  21. Audrey Crisp says:

    I would use the cute chalkboard labels to organize my office or pantry! I’m moving on Satirday, so this would be awesome!

  22. How fun! My craft room/home office is next on my list for a makeover. I love the idea magazine files instead of a file cabinet!

  23. I would use these supplies to organize my craft room (that is sadly serving as the “hide the junk room” for right now).

  24. I would love to have these and organize my room. Right now it’s like a serious case of Hoarders at home! I need any help i can get! Thanks for the contest!

  25. Nancy Carr says:

    My office needs organization and to be a prettier place. I need these items.

  26. I just re-did my office in black, white & red. I am in love with it and those chalk board stickers would be awesome for organizing my craft stuff and keeping files in order. I love the ability to switch labels or tags and finally a chalk board sticker allows this! Even better it goes with my color scheme!

  27. I would use the Color-Coding Labels to file and organize each part of my life….bills, important papers, recipes etc

  28. I have been eyeing this collection at Staples and would be SO grateful to be able to buy some of it if I won. I would start with the magazine holders to organize the paper clutter and move on from there. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

  29. I tweeted this giveaway at https://twitter.com/Beingillisapill/status/268848538396545025. Thank you for the additional entry.

  30. Okay I know this is totally dramatic and if you are like me a tear jerker but…short story long as I say 4 years ago my friend’s 19 yr old daughter died, suddenly from a wisdom tooth surgery. Their family fell apart. fast forward four years my friend just got diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that has already spread throughout her body. When asked what she most needed she tearfully confided that after her daughter’s death they became borderline hoarders and wants more than anything to, literally get her things in order but was too overwhelmed to begin so I took on the task we started yesterday with baby steps and I told her about the cute teal Martha Stewart products I saw at Staples I wanted to use and viola here today is your giveaway so no doubt what I would use it for I would start with the accordion files and go from there. I not only want to organize it for them but I want it to look fun and bright I think these are perfect!!

    • Jamie Dorobek says:

      Tara, what a nice thing to do for your friend! Your friend’s family is in my thoughts. There are lots of other blogs doing this same giveaway… enter in those too!

  31. I need this stuff! My little work area is cramped and cluttered – I hate it.

  32. My pantry is an embarassing mess. I have unlabeled vacuum containers with who knows what in them. I would buy the chalkboard labels and take care of that business.

  33. I’d use the folders to organize my mail and office area.

  34. I do applications for a dog rescue & trying to start up a small, craft, home business …needless to say everything is everywhere.. I soo need help to organize my papers/stuff!

  35. I have an office/craft room and I would love some organizers! The chalkboard labels are great!

  36. I really need help organizing bills and mail! I am scared to throw anything away!

  37. Candice Cannon says:

    I covet the Stack and Fit Desk Organizers to neatly clear my desk area and yet keep all my important much used items in sight and easy to find.

  38. I love the Martha Stewart/Avery partnership! We actually turned our office back into a bedroom and lost all that storage and organizational space, so I’m streamlining and attempting a mobile office until we get it back. The document bands, desk accessories, and all the labels woud be perfect!

  39. Ashley Williams says:

    Ooommmmgggg I’ve been trying to figure out a way to make THAT EXACT SHAPE tags in chalkboard (I don’t have a cameo) for mason jars with homemade goodies in them and I couldn’t find anything. I didn’t know these existed!! Unlucky for my job, we have a DB account set up with Staples ; )

  40. I’m working on my craft room (again) :)

  41. My desk is so messy that I can barely move my mouse back and forth. Any and all of those would make my office a much easier place to work! If I could attach a photo to prove it I would. LOL

  42. oh I love Martha’s office line. I have started using it. I have 1 or 2 pieces I would love to finish the office with it.

  43. I would love to use some of the very fun chalkboard labels to help organize some of the space in my laundry area and craft space! Thanks for the chance to win!

  44. File papers in organized MS files as soon as you receive them so I don’t build up an unmanageable pile that is overwhelming! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!

  45. mary fanara coleman says:

    Oh I could sure use this in my little kitchen nook. I am so unorganized and this would be such a gift.

  46. mary fanara coleman says:
  47. i need a desk organizer…what a mess I have

  48. I would use the file boxes to organize bills, etc

  49. We had to move our desk/storage to make room for baby so I would use this to reorganize our stuff in its new home, the living room :-)

  50. I would love the gift wrapping supplies for Christmas gifts.

  51. I’d use Chalkboard Labels to organize the kitchen.

  52. I would use the chalkboard labels to organize the paperwork in my office

  53. My desk is begging to win – hopefully she can enter! She’s desperate to get organized and her junk drawer is overflowing! Hopefully, I can take her on a shopping spree to Staples where she’ll be in organizing glory.

  54. My office currently looks like a Superfund site. Sigh. It needs help!

  55. Patricia Crowley says:

    I would use the calendar to help us stay on top of appointments and what we need to be doing!

  56. Patricia Crowley says:
  57. You are one organized chick!! I’m so jealous!

  58. Great job! Looks pretty and so organized!
    Barbara at Chase the Star

  59. Jackie Baynard says:

    I love these types of things. I am peering at my computer monitor over a pile of junk on my desk, I have a few drawers that I shove everything in from time to time. Drives my husband nuts. :) I could definitely use this line in my office.

  60. Joseph Hoag says:

    Just moving into a new home and will need to setup new office area. These ideas are just what we need.

  61. Karen Medlin says:

    Those cute Chalkboard Labels would be so handy to organize my small bins on the family room shelf by our computer, I know the kids would love them on their toy bins.

  62. I would love to use these organizers in my craft room to label supplies.

  63. I would use the accordion folder for work

  64. Janice Cooper says:

    I would love to use the magazine files and chalkboard labels to organize our office. I tend to throw the magazines on the desk and they can pile up.

  65. Janice Cooper says:
  66. My desk is a mess, so this line would really help!
    chambanachik at gmail dot com

  67. april yedinak says:

    I would use the file folders to keep my important documents organized. Right now they are all dumped in a bag that sits in a big box.

  68. I love the chalkboard labels, I’d label all our file boxes, past recipes, documents. thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  69. I would use the stand up magazine holders. I have magazines and files all over my dining room table….

  70. I would use the beautiful coordinating organizers to turn my hodge-podge, mismatched office into one that looks sleek and serene!

  71. I so need to win this giveaway. I recently got a new secretary desk and I am in desperate need of some office supplies and organizing tools!

  72. A few months ago I saw the Martha Stewart/Avery display at Staples — what other three entities could pull this off?!? I was getting ready to make a trip from Arkansas to Texas to help my parents (83+) who had recently moved into an Independent Living complex. Mother has survived three different types of cancer in the last six years. Their property sold much sooner than expected which created a problem–especially after my dad got sicker– and complicated the move. After I saw the display and then listened to my mother’s organization problems, I picked up a few pieces that I thought she would actually use to take with me. (Since my husband and I are both disabled former teachers, we have a limited budget!)
    It took a few times of talking to her about how much it would help her, but she finally understood and said she would try since I brought it to her. Long story short — we used the smaller 3-ring binder and the different page protectors to help her have pictures of great-grandchildren nearby when she gets frustrated. It also helped her have a reason to open the notebook to store receipts and “need-to-do” lists The dividers and tabs helped her quickly find what she was needed. I did not think she would use it enough to buy her the various types of papers; I just picked one or two of the most helpful ones.
    Not only was she carrying and using the notebook before I left enough that she had gone through a box or two to find some paper she had years ago that fit exactly into it. Now I know what she and Dad need for Christmas! It would be wonderful if you could help me pay for some of it! I guess I am going to have to get my act together too or she will give me a hard time. 😀

  73. the Avery wall pocket can definitely help me un-clutter and organize my home office way better than now.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  74. I’d use Poly Accordion File to organize my coupons

  75. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i would use the file folders to organize important documents

  76. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  77. Maria Cantu says:

    The planner for remembering everything.

  78. I would love to organize all of our kid’s school papers with something from the Martha Steward line!

  79. Wild Orchid says:


    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  80. Wild Orchid says:

    I would use that adorable planner to help me keep organized and plan for things well in advance.

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  81. Dave Marler says:
  82. Dave Marler says:

    I would love to try more of these products.

  83. I would use the supplies to better organize my kids’ school papers.

  84. Thomas Murphy says:

    i would use the avery wall pockets to organize my office at home.

  85. Thomas Murphy says:
  86. I would use the Martha Stewart line to help organize my messy home office and kitchen.

  87. Love the Chalkboard Labels – great for files that change – like each years tax receipts (2011, 2012, etc)

  88. I’d use the Wall Pocket for take out menus!

  89. I would love to have the planner to keep track of my hubby’s ever-changing work schedule and our plans with friends!!!

  90. My office still needs help! I could totally use Martha’s maganize files and would love to use her planner.

  91. Our “office” is a disaster – we have a basket for bills and papers to deal with but it’s always overflowing. I need organization

  92. Rebecca Graham says:

    The wall pockets would help and I would not have to rummage through papers on my desk to find what I needed.

  93. I love magazine files. They work great for manilla envelopes too.

  94. Teresa Thompson says:

    I would love to have her planner.

  95. I like the wall pockets, they would clear-up the desk area and not take up to much wall space. Thanks for sharing!

  96. I have a dog training area in my home where we work with rescued pups. Getting them ready for new homes leaves me little time to organize. The chalkboard labels would be great for dog names on their cubbies!

  97. love Martha, love her products and her organizing products made me drool in Staples. I’d love to win to organize a bit more here in my craft room

  98. I would use the magazine files to organize all my homework for each of my college courses.

  99. I like the chalkboard labels because I’m always changing things around.
    Thanks for the contest.

  100. Karen Ricardo says:

    I would slap those chalkboard labels on everything – folders, drawers, jars, etc.

  101. Megan Butte says:

    I’m a label fanatic so I would use the labels to help further organize our folders of bills, paperwork, etc. I especially love the black labels. They are different and fun!

  102. Margaret P. says:

    I totally need the pretty blue magazine file! Right now I have stacks of papers on top of our printer & it drives my husband crazy…

  103. i would love something to put my magazines as well as something to put my mail instead of piling it up

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