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Why I Prep My Office Every Friday

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There are three things that tend to make me grumpy. Not getting enough sleep, not eating when I’m hungry, and clutter.

Every Friday I plan a no-work day and use that time to prep my desk for the next work week.

Planning ahead has always helped me ward off stress and a grumpy attitude. On Fridays, I like to de-clutter my office and put things back in their proper place. It’s really quick because I have things pretty organized already. The two main spaces in my office are my shelves and desk.
Starting with my shelves, I make sure all of my supplies, folders and books are back in their place. 

Starting the new work week with a clean office is key to being more productive and less grumpy.

Next, I work on prepping my desk. I start by making sure my planning journals, pads and writing tools are all back in their place. I use them for planning my day, taking notes and mind dumps. Being able to find a pad or journal quickly keeps my stress levels down.

It’s aggravating looking for something and not being able to find it. It’s a time waste I try to avoid. Little things like order makes me happier.

To prep my desk, I also refill the candy jars with a few SNICKERS® bars. I usually get some for me and the kids. My kids are a lot like me when they’re hungry. They tend get grumpy and they will quickly take it out on their siblings.

I normally plan after-school snacks for them, but sometimes I don’t get to it so I keep SNICKERS® on my desk as a back up. 

SNICKERS®has been one of my favorite candy bars for years. It’s the one I grab at the register when I’m running errands and know it will be awhile before I can eat.

Earlier in the week I stopped by Dollar General and grabbed a few SNICKERS® Almond for me and a bag of SNICKERS® Peanut Butter Squares for the kids. I plan on making a sweet dessert for them, using the recipes on the SNICKERS® social hub.

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After getting my candy jars filled, I add some fresh potted plants to my desk as well.

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I bought one of each color for my office and love the pop of color they add to my space. 

Once my office is organized on Friday I close the door until Monday.

The best part of taking the time to prepare is when I open the door Monday morning and see a neat organized office. It makes me so exited about starting the work week. It’s a great feeling and beats feeling grumpy about having to clean it up before I can get started.

I’d love to inspire you to pretty up your office space so check out my super easy bookshelf makeover before you go.

Now that I’ve shared my Friday office prep and favorite SNICKERS® bar with you, let me know what your favorite SNICKERS®  flavor is.

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20 thoughts on “Why I Prep My Office Every Friday

  1. I love your office. I wish I could be that organized!!!

  2. I love the way your desk is so nice and neat. I need to start doing this more. It would be nice to walk into a clean organized room on Mondays

  3. I love this idea. Maybe I need to start prepping my office at the end of the week.

  4. I am so jealous of how cute your office space is and how prepared you are! I sit on the sofa to work and there is junk all around me lol

  5. Wow you are so organized! I love Snickers too and is a great snack while working!

  6. These are such great tips … I was thinking of having a No work day to get other stuff done I just now need to decide on a day. Your Office is already so organized and neat

  7. Your office looks great! I love the advice about prepping your office on Friday. And I definitely need a Snickers stash in my office!

  8. It is nice to have Snickers around for a grumbly tummy. 🙂 I like the idea to vacuum the baseboards. I wipe them down w/the duster a couple of times a week, but vacuuming would be faster (and easier!).

  9. Wow! You're really organized! I know it helps ease your mind and keep your from stress being this way. I could learn a lot from you!

  10. I always love your presentations! Youre so girly and chic with your organizational skills! Oh yeah I am loving the Snickers Almonds my new favs!!

  11. That's a great way to keep yourself satisfied. I keep plenty of water nearby as well as a snack!

  12. this is a great thing to do. I am often sharing my space with the kids so I should make a portable space

  13. I love your office space and absolutely love the idea of prepping your office!

  14. Love that you take a day each week to get organized. I need to do that. I love almond Snickers!

  15. I'm completely jealous! Right now I'm working off a folding table. I still need to get my office "painted" so I can move in.

  16. I have to keep things relatively organized especially at my desk or I get grumpy too! Although having a stash of Snickers nearby would definitely help keep curb the grumpiness too!

  17. I wish I had an office to stock LOL. It looks like you have a great handle on keeping yours stocked 😉

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