Monday, January 13th is national clean off your desk day! Not only is it a great day to thank your desk for a great 2019 and discarding things that don’t spark joy, a la Mari Kondo, its also a great time to replace clutter with beautiful uplifting plants.
But first, we need to clean off that desk.
Basic tips for decluttering a desk:
- Less is more. Keep essential stuff, but if you need to keep track of other papers, take a picture of scan them all into a PDF and let them live digitally on your computer or phone.
- Throw away dead pens, lame pencils, and anything that isn’t helpful. A good rule of thumb is that if you havent seen it or used it for 6 months, don’t hang onto it.
- Need to donate some stuff from your desk? Pack into a box, and send it to goodwill via Give Back Box. We’ve used it, it’s amazing. Trust us.
- Put plants on your desk to keep clutter away!
Best Plants for your desk
The best plants for you desk are low maintenance low needs plants. Plants that tolerate shade and need little water make great desk plants. At Floral Dimensions, we really love succulents, and we currently have a wide selection of aloe vera in the shop!
Aloe Vera (barbadensis miller)
Aloe Vera is a great plant. It’s a beautiful peaceful shade of green, and it loves to be neglected. Put it in a little slate bowl, or pair it with echevarria or a tall succulent, and it’ll gracefully keep clutter away from the wherever you put it. It will also come in handy when you get a paper cut. Pull off a little tip and rub it on the cut for a natural antispetic. We currently have a lot of aloe vera in the store, and you can buy one plant or build your own succulent bow. We’d love to meet you in the store.
Cactus is one of the most underrated plants around. But if you’re a busy on the go individual, and need a low key plant experience, the humble but colorful cactus loves to be neglected. It likes moderate light and very little water, and it will lend a modern airy feel to your desk, signaling to coworkers and clients alike that you’re outside the box thinker who is going places. You can order a cactus dish garden here.
Finally, we also love flowers. While they’re a more temporary option, there’s some great choices that last a long time. And for a long lasting desk bloom, the choice is obvious: Orchids. The long lasting blooms are great for a statement piece, and add a pop of color to a space that needs it. They’re a low maintenance plant, but if you want to putter about with a plant, you can coax it to bloom again. Call the store to order and orchid.
If you’re looking for more options for you new clean desk, click here.