Simpify, Simplify (Your Home Office)
Thoreau might not have had home office ideas in mind when he wrote Walden, but the sentiment is still applicable: to think clearly and do our best work, it is essential to have a clean, flowing workspace. Here are some tips to get you started on creating your own streamlined home office.
Use repurposed materials
– art made out of vintage maps or posters, and desks made out of doors, bars, and even walls, will personalize your home office like nothing else. It make take a little longer to build your home office this way, but this will force you to be mindful of each and every piece you incorporate.
Consider storage needs
– while some of us are organizationally challenged, it is always important to have a system to file things away so that only the most essential materials are on your desktop. Organize shelves and drawers in a hierarchy of common usage, putting the things you use most often within easy reach. If you keep items or documents in bins or small file boxes, try to use containers of similar size to reduce visual clutter. Pop some labels on them so you have at least a vague idea of what’s in there, and you’re good to go. If you tend to get into tangles (pun intended) with cables, use binder clips at the rear of your desk to tame them.
Don’t forget lighting
– create an inviting space by using accent lighting, or choose colors that reflect natural light. Harsh, glaring light from overhead fluorescents might be acceptable for cubicle farms and dentist’s office, but not for home.
Whether you’re building your home office from scratch, or just making a few minor changes, it can be helpful to remember some old advice about keeping things simple. Visit http://pinterest.com/pin/317433473705442721/ for more information.