How to get the perfectly organised desk: University students share the best hacks to get your home office in order – and why binder clips are so handy

How to get the perfectly organised desk: University students share the best hacks to get your home office in order – and why binder clips are so handy

  • University students have been sharing snaps of their amazing organisation
  • They have overhauled their desk spaces and put together stunning planners
  • Some use clips to organise their cords while others use sticky notes in diaries
  • Here, FEMAIL looks at some the most impressive and inspiring snaps so far

ByLaura House For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 00:36 GMT, 14 February 2018 | Updated: 01:54 GMT, 14 February 2018

Over the past few months, clever homeowners have been sharing snaps of their immaculate pantries, stunning studies and perfectly organised wardrobes.

And now university students are giving them a run for their money, with thousands of ordered undergraduates sharing photos of their structured planners, coordinated study nooks and colourful draws.

Here, FEMAIL looks at some of the most impressive ‘university hacks’ posted by students on Pinterest as the platform reports a 200 per cent increase in ideas saved for ‘desk organising’ in Australia over the past 12 months.

University students have been sharing photos of their structured planners, coordinated study nooks and colourful draws

University students have been sharing photos of their structured planners, coordinated study nooks and colourful draws

University students have been sharing photos of their structured planners, coordinated study nooks and colourful draws

EYE-POPPING DESKS

Perfectly organised desks have been flooding social media of late as students prepare to return to university for a new semester.

The latest desk organisation hacks include toilet paper roll pen holders and the use of wall space to ensure your study space is functional yet beautiful.

Another clever idea is the use of carts as storage, with The Every Girl designing a three-tier cart to declutter her desk space.

Another clever idea is the use of carts as storage, with The Every Girl designing a three-tier cart to declutter her desk space

Another clever idea is the use of carts as storage, with The Every Girl designing a three-tier cart to declutter her desk space

Another clever idea is the use of carts as storage, with The Every Girl designing a three-tier cart to declutter her desk space

Beauty and the Chic also shared her stylish desk space where she applied white adhesive to the top of the black desk she owned, incorporated white storage boxes and spray painted her chair legs gold

Beauty and the Chic also shared her stylish desk space where she applied white adhesive to the top of the black desk she owned, incorporated white storage boxes and spray painted her chair legs gold

Beauty and the Chic also shared her stylish desk space where she applied white adhesive to the top of the black desk she owned, incorporated white storage boxes and spray painted her chair legs gold

Beauty and the Chic also shared her stylish desk space where she applied white adhesive to the top of the black desk she owned, incorporated white storage boxes and spray painted her chair legs gold.

She decorated the space with gold document trays, a gold calendar, a makeshift noteboard and a piece of art on the wall.

Other trends included monochrome work spaces, functional desk draws and spaces with a ‘youthful’ vibe that were also practical and stylish.

To offer some desk drawer inspiration, Kelley Nan used a plastic organiser with compartments to divide her drawer space into areas reserved for pens, binder clips, Sharpies, sticky notes, office tools, tape rolls and note pads

To offer some desk drawer inspiration, Kelley Nan used a plastic organiser with compartments to divide her drawer space into areas reserved for pens, binder clips, Sharpies, sticky notes, office tools, tape rolls and note pads

To offer some desk drawer inspiration, Kelley Nan used a plastic organiser with compartments to divide her drawer space into areas reserved for pens, binder clips, Sharpies, sticky notes, office tools, tape rolls and note pads

'Desk hacks' have also been popular, with students using binder clips to de-tangle cords, jam jars to store items and shoe boxes to store books

'Desk hacks' have also been popular, with students using binder clips to de-tangle cords, jam jars to store items and shoe boxes to store books

‘Desk hacks’ have also been popular, with students using binder clips to de-tangle cords, jam jars to store items and shoe boxes to store books

To offer some desk drawer inspiration, Kelley Nan used a plastic organiser with compartments to divide her drawer space into areas reserved for pens, binder clips, Sharpies, sticky notes, office tools, tape rolls and note pads.

Others created ‘homework stations’ using baskets for different subjects, inspirational quote boards and yellow and white colour palettes to ensure optimum motivation.

‘Desk hacks’ have also been popular, with students using binder clips to de-tangle cords, jam jars to store items and shoe boxes to store books.

Others created 'homework stations' using baskets for different subjects, inspirational quote boards and yellow and white colour palettes to ensure optimum motivation

Others created 'homework stations' using baskets for different subjects, inspirational quote boards and yellow and white colour palettes to ensure optimum motivation

Others created ‘homework stations’ using baskets for different subjects, inspirational quote boards and yellow and white colour palettes to ensure optimum motivation

EYE-POPPING PLANNERS

Amazingly organised binders and planners have also been appearing on social media feeds, with Productive & Pretty sharing a number of ideas for organising different journals.

Ideas range from boxes for to-dos and time trackers to colour-coded categories and semester overview spreads.

Australian student All About Planners uses sticky notes in her planners and as a result, is able to swap and change things easily if unexpected plans arise.

Amazingly organised binders and planners have also been appearing on social media feeds, with Productive & Pretty sharing a number of ideas for organising different journals

Amazingly organised binders and planners have also been appearing on social media feeds, with Productive & Pretty sharing a number of ideas for organising different journals

Amazingly organised binders and planners have also been appearing on social media feeds, with Productive & Pretty sharing a number of ideas for organising different journals

Ideas range from boxes for to-dos and time trackers to colour-coded categories and semester overview spreads

Ideas range from boxes for to-dos and time trackers to colour-coded categories and semester overview spreads

Ideas range from boxes for to-dos and time trackers to colour-coded categories and semester overview spreads

Australian student All About Planners uses sticky notes in her planners and as a result, is able to swap and change things easily if unexpected plans arise

Australian student All About Planners uses sticky notes in her planners and as a result, is able to swap and change things easily if unexpected plans arise

Australian student All About Planners uses sticky notes in her planners and as a result, is able to swap and change things easily if unexpected plans arise

‘At the start of each week I would pre-plan what I needed to get done on a sticky note by creating a to do list and drawing a checkbox beside it,’ she said.

‘Once I listed out everything that needed to get done, I used smaller sticky notes to allocate the tasks, assignments, homework, etc. to each day.’

She also uses colour-coded sticky notes to maintain a balance between ‘personal and school life’ and if she allocates too much to any one day she simply peels one note off and moves it to another day.

She also uses the notes to track the progress of her assignments, create weekly summaries and track homework.

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