This week’s post is a little bit of a word play. I am away from my traditional office work but I am focusing on ways to make my home office more functional. Many of my clients know, while I maintain an interior design studio, the “mental command center” of my business tends to function from the home office computer and surrounding desk area.
There are pros and cons to working from home. The pro is - on days where I don’t have client meetings - getting some design and office work accomplished only requires a few steps and I am there! It’s eco-friendly . . . no gassing up the car to make the trip. (And true confession time . . . no make-up application saves time, too!) The cons can be - it’s always here and makes me accessible to work a little more than I might need to be, some days. I have to make a concerted effort to be sure I don’t “plug-in”, all of the time. It also requires a bit of organization because I don’t want work spilling out beyond the office doors.
I love Russell + Hazel – Their tagline is, “Add life to your work”
I am spending a little of this holiday time, working on getting things back in order. Good design is about order, as well as aesthetics. In fact, I am not sure how one has a great aesthetic quality if things are not in order. It’s kind of like not being able to see the forest for the trees!
Pottery Barn has some of the best wall solutions for clearing a desktop.
Being that this time is supposed to be my long holiday weekend, I’m just popping in pics showing some of my finds for office organizational tools. No matter what your profession might be, interior designer, attorney, teacher, consultant or household manager and team supporter, I hope these will get your cogwheels turning for getting your spaces back in order.
The Neat Company offers a scanning solution for receipts, business cards and documents, which can be integrated into your PC or Mac. Loving this one!
And . . . . if you choose to just sit back and relax, put this in the “to look at later” folder and have fun! I’ll be doing that, soon. No emails, phone calls, paper piles – just Happy 4th fun!