Organized Desk

It’s about time my work space had a little makeover. Nine times out of ten when my mind is cluttered, my desk is likely to be as well.

Huge problem.

I knew I wanted to organize my desk but what was super important for me this time around, was that I wanted to customize it. We all fall victim to comparison and there are a lot of other bloggers and entrepreneurs out there with perfect looking office spaces, as if no one is getting any work done on them because they’re just too beautiful. This wasn’t going to be me ever but I was determined to add my own personal touch to my work space that equally inspired me to stay on brand and gave me clarity. 
Unorganized-desk
I wanted to find accents for my desk that were a lot simpler to find and a lot more realistic for me financially. I started to think about what do I use on a weekly basis at my desk to either be productive or stay inspired. I already had a cork-board on my wall with photos of my loved ones but I didn’t have any photos that inspired me to eat, or think about food. It was important for me to have food references throughout my work space so as I began to declutter, I started to think about what that would look like. 

Tip 1: Start to think about what your ideal desk will look like and start small

The next thing I did was declutter. All of the papers and documents that were just kicking up dust, had to be filed immediately. After all, they were taking up room that I could be using for my new reads. I already had a beautiful wine glass, boxed up at my desk so I decided to toss the box and let it shine. I also removed anything I hadn’t used in the past three months or didn’t pay attention to. I love hoarding post it notes and I realized those were piling up as well. To give myself a reason to use them, I ordered burger inspired notes from Zazzle and customized them with my logo. Now I felt inspired to to make use of my work space, instead of using it as storage space.
Burger Post it Note

Tip 2: Make room for inspiration. File old documents, remove the things you don’t use.

My desk was starting to look a bit empty so I looked at the things I had kept and decided to repurpose them. I added fake flowers from the dollar store to a vase I wasn’t using and covered my pen holder with sushi wrapping paper I had laying around. It was starting to look like a food bloggers desk now but some things were still missing. Since I was already on Zazzle for one thing, why not customize my desk a little more? There was a frame I wasn’t using at my desk, so I filled with a NOM poster that really brought it’s section to life. I wanted to fill my desk with colors but not be overbearing and having a black and white photo really pulled that together. It also was going to remind me to have lunch on those days when I’m working too hard and forget. This is also made it so I wasn’t spending too much money to makeover my work space. I was really just adding small touches that made me feel like I had. 
Organized Desk

Tip 3: Repurpose the things you already have to fit your current needs.

The last thing I did was replace the reads on my desk. I keep a small library nearby my work space but always have my current reads non my desk. The problem was that I was keeping books I already read closer to me than the ones I wanted to get to. One I replaced those, the only thing that was really missing was a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and for that, I needed a new mug! It was the final touch Zazzle could provide and they had an array of items I felt inspired by. Good things come to those who hustle spoke to me the most and now, it had made my desk complete.

Hustle Mug

Tip 4: Make your workspace your own. Add the things that define YOU and inspire you to succeed.

There was even a taco expert button I added to make my work space, really feel mine. I am a taco snob after all. The best part though, was that I was able to do all of this for UNDER $50 and now my desk is clear, organized and basically Instagram worthy. I hope to add some new things to it in the near future. But tell me, what are your custom work space hacks that keep you organized and inspired?
*I received a gift card to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own*
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Casandra Rosario Using Social Media

A couple of people have been asking me to share more business/blog tips here. It’s definitely something I’ve struggled with for a long time. This kind of information is what I help people with over at The Rosario Group However, I realized that a lot of the food lovers here, are looking to start or grow their blogs as well.  Especially resources like Meet Edgar, which help me repurpose my content and engage with my audience better. Besides, I’m having a salad as I write this so it counts right?

Casandra Rosario Using Social Media

Meet Edgar is a social media management tool that allows you to automate your social media post. How many times do you put a blog post or something informational out into the world of social media, only to never see it again? On Meet Edgar, you can repurpose that content by putting it in your library of information. You can add a photo and/or caption and schedule it to circulate for as long as you wish.

Meet Edgar Content

You can create topics of information that you want to go into the library and fill them up with the content from your blog. In my library, I keep a log of blog post, informative information, questions and more. It makes sense to put as much information in your library as possible so that the information doesn’t repeat itself for a long time. Once it’s in there, you can assign it to the accounts you have connected to Meet Edgar.

Meet Edgar Categories

The best thing about Meet Edgar is the Queue but I’ll get to that because first, you have to build your schedule. Once you’ve decided and built on your categories, you can now drag and drop when you want them to go out. You can customize this by account and change it as often as you’d like, based on your analytics.

Once you complete your schedule, all the content will go into your Queue which basically tells you when the content is going out (according to schedule) and which piece of information it will be. It’s so easy to use! Not only can you schedule your blog post, but you can promote your next event, and even share quotes you love. The key is to automate as much as you can, so you can then focus on live engagement in that time you sparred yourself.

Meet Edgar Schedule

Unfortunately, there is no referral program for Meet Edgar so I can’t offer you a discount on the tool. I need to emphasize that I am so serious about how much I love this program and how influential it is to the growth of my business. Right now, you have to apply to be invited to take part and for not much longer, the tool is $49 a month. If you’re looking to save time as a busy entrepreneur and want to maximize your productivity, try Meet Egdar out and see how it works FOR you.

If you have any questions about the tool, I’m more than happy to help! Just shoot me an email at info@foodbeforelove.com with your questions.

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